P&G and Walmart have teamed up to bring another movie to Family Movie Night. Game Time: Tackling The Past premieres Saturday, September 3rd on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. With everyone excited about the kick off of the football season, this movie will be a perfect fit!
Synopsis: Pro football star Jake Walker is living the dream… or so he thinks. The veteran tight end is a fan favorite and on pace to set the all-time receiving yards record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. While working out at training camp, Jake receives an unexpected call from his brother Dean – their father Frank has suffered a major heart attack. Jake immediately leaves practice and returns to Riverton, North Carolina, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years. Memories of glory and regret flood his mind as he returns to the family and friends he abandoned in pursuit of his career. Jake dutifully visits with Frank and Dean, but hurt and misunderstanding from the past begins to resurface, leaving him counting the days until he can return to his team.
A second unexpected call, this time from his agent, delivers Jake another crushing blow. His contract is not being renewed amid concerns about his surgically repaired knee. Suddenly, the life Jake knows is over. To avoid the media circus around this news, Jake reluctantly decides to extend his stay in Riverton. Attempting to make the best of the situation, he begins reconnecting with the community that once revered him. Jake is reintroduced to Sarah, his high school sweetheart, and helps Dean take over their father’s high school coaching job.
Surprisingly impacted by the people around him, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life is much more than the accumulation of personal stats. But when Jake’s offered a lucrative new contract to play for another team, he is forced to decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who always believed in him.
I was given the opportunity to review this movie and it was fantastic! The story line was so practical and kept me very interested. It’s a such a blessing that Walmart and P&G have partnered together to make Family Movie Night possible. It’s practically impossible to find a movie on television that your entire family can watch. I find myself watching kid shows all the time because there’s nothing appropriate for all of us to watch together.
Family Movie Night is bringing millions of families together. The movies are not only great quality, they have teachable moments and have family friendly commercials! Visit Family Movie Night for more info about their amazing program. Tune in to NBC Saturday, September 3rd at 8pm ET/7pm CT to watch the premiere of Game Time: Tackling The Past. If you can’t watch it get your DVR scheduled, this is a movie you won’t want to miss!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions and thoughts are my own.