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We have only been to the movies as a family once since my daughter was born, can you believe it? My husband and I do most of our movie watching at home on T.V. or through Netflix and the rest of our time we are surrounded by kid-oriented entertainment. We try and make an effort to spend time together a few nights a week after the kids have gone to bed to enjoy a show together and it is a nice way to unwind after a busy day.I have been enjoying these recent Family Movie Night releases, because they encourage families to take a weekend night every once in a while to sit down and spend some time together and it is an affordable option especially for growing families. And because of their truly family-friendly nature I don’t have to worry about offensive subject matter or language if my three-year-old is present and I love happy endings.
The overall theme of this film is one most of us an relate to, and although I have never left friends or family behind for a “hall of fame career” I have experienced making life changes like becoming a mother where there is a good amount of adjustment and sacrifice. Not exactly the same, of course, but I think we can all think of times in our lives where we have hit a fork in the road and had to make decisions that shape our futures. Even though we are not football fans, per say, I will always route for the protagonist and in Jake’s adjustment to reconnecting with his roots and family.
Be sure to tune in to watch Game Time: Tackling the Past, this Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT!
About the Film
Pro football star Jake Walker returns to the small hometown he left in pursuit of a Hall of Fame career. But when he finds that his contract is not being renewed, he’s forced to reconnect with the family and friends he abandoned along the way. Can this all-star overcome his painful past in order to establish his future?