P&G Family Movie Night: Game Time – Tackling the Past

Game Time Movie

My family recently had the chance to watch a early screening of Game Time: Tackling The Past and if you want to check it out you can watch it tomorrow, Saturday, September 3rd at 8 pm ET on NBC.  Congratulations again to our reader Kelly who won a early viewing of the movie from our Game Time: Tackling the Past 24 Hour Giveaway!


This Family Movie Night featured some familiar faces!  Ryan McPartlin from the TV series Chuck {it took me half the movie to remember where I knew him from}, Beau Bridges from The Fabulous Baker Boys, Catherine Hicks who played the beloved Mrs. Camden on the hit TV show Seventh Heaven, Josh Braaten from Semi-Pro,  Lisa Varga from Deadly Closure, Katie Carr from Heroes, and Maxwell Perry Cotton from Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  This star-studded cast brought a new oomph to the Family Movie Nights.

Here’s a little bit about the movie:

Pro football star Jake Walker is just one season away from setting an all-time receiving record that will guarantee him a spot in the Hall of Fame. But when he gets news that his father has suffered a serious heart attack, Jake leaves training camp and returns to Riverton, the small hometown he’s avoided for nearly 15 years.
Past memories of glory and regret resurface as Jake is forced to reconnect with the family and community he abandoned in pursuit of his career. A call from his agent delivers another crushing blow – Jake’s contract will not be renewed.

Stripped from the thing he cares about most, the real Jake begins to emerge from behind his armor to see that life proves more than the accumulation of personal stats. But when he’s offered a lucrative new contract with another team, he must decide whether to go back to the career he thought he loved, or stay in Riverton and embrace the people who have always been there for him.

As with all the Family Movie Night films I really enjoyed it!  The movie was clean which is personally a refreshing break from what is normally on television.  I love how the P&G/Walmart movies make it easy to talk about morals and personal struggles.  These movies can help create great family discussion.  The storyline kept my attention and the acting was terrific and wasn’t cheesy like a lot of TV movies.  Yea, you know the ones I’m talking about!  It was a pleasure to watch and one that I can happily recommend to you.  Speaking of being cheesy, here I go…it was a touchdown in my book!

With college football right around the corner this movie couldn’t have came out at a better time.  I am pumped more than ever for the first UGA game of the season (it’s Saturday if you’re interested).

Here’s the trailer for Game Time: Tackling the Past:

Check out the other great P&G Family Movie Night films that I’ve reviewed: Who is Simon Miller? and Field of Vision.

To find more information visit the official Family Movie Night website or the Facebook page.

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.

Game Time: Tackling the Past Movie 24 Hour Giveaway

Game Time Movie

Update: The giveaway is now over.  Congratulations to Kelly!



Win a early viewing of Family Movie Night’s Game Time: Tackling the Past! P&G and Walmart have teamed up for another tremendous family friendly movie!  Following the success of their most recent films, Field of Vision and Who is Simon Miller? they have gearing up to launch the latest Family Movie Night film Game Time: Tackling the Past which premieres September 3 at 8/7c on NBC.

I’m giving away a code to one Embracing Beauty reader so they can watch the movie online before it airs on TV!  How exciting!

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment telling me your all-time favorite movie.  If it’s too hard to pick just one you can list a few.

Good luck!  The winner will be announced tomorrow afternoon so hurry and get your comment in.