Family Movie Night: Game Time: Tackling the Past

This Saturday, P&G and Wal-Mart kick off the 2011-2012 football season in a way that will truly bring the family together. Game Time: Tackling the Past airing September 3rd on NBC 8pm EST is a terrific movie that is set around football; but it's what goes on off the field that will have people chatting around the water cooler.

Here's a synopsis of the movie: 

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.

My wife and I got to preview the movie last week and were pleased to see a movie that put so much emphasis on good family and life values. This movie captures many different family situations perfectly and opened up discussions between us about success,family,and honesty. It's refreshing to see a movie that promotes family time, can actually appeal to different family members, and be wholesome all at the same time. This movie converted for an additional two points with me for filming in Wilmington, North Carolina at the high school of the greatest athlete to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. Can you guess who? And by the way; ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!!! For more information about the Family Movie Night and film visit or on Facebook. "I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate."

Mykal Seaton : @digitalmyk

Mykal Seaton is a Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Writer,Joke Teller, Sports Watcher, and Fit Bit Wearer whose goal in life is to not live a wasted one.

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