Remember Family Movie Night? Well, it’s that time of year again and P&G and Walmart have done it again! My family and I have enjoyed a whole bunch of these “Family Movie Nights” over the years. I’ve also written about a few of them here like A Change of Plans and Game Time: Tackling the Past in which I’ve also really enjoyed. All of these movies are classics and I always love to hear when a new movie is coming out.
Are you ready for Family Movie Night?
The first thing you need to do is check out the awesome movie trailer of “Game of Your Life.” The movie premieres on Friday, December 2 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Get the sneak peak while you can because you’ll be drooling for more after watching this video trailer of the movie.
In addition to the trailer, here is the synopsis to get you fired up about family movie night!
When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.
Paired with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip and Donald, the trio persuades Sara Ramirez – a determined and striking team leader with whom Zach has a history (and possibly a future) – to join their team. Working off-campus in the teched-out Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Marcus Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between his responsibility to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.
Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of Professor Abbie Lambert, Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well. It’s a revealing story that recognizes the magnitude behind the choices we make and the importance loyalty plays in making good decisions.
What do I think?
I am one of the lucky few that actually got to sit down and watch the film before it airs. It’s not every day you and your whole family can sit down and watch a film together– so designating a family “movie night” with my husband and kids is something I look forward to. Especially a movie that everyone could pay attention to the WHOLE time! I also love that we can tune into our television and watch the movie at home which is perfect for the family on a tight budget. Family Movie Night has become sort of a tradition for us and we will continue to do so until my kids are no longer in the house. Even then, my husband and I will invite our grandchildren over to watch these awesome movies. After all, they are timeless.
I don’t want to giveaway too much on the movie but there are some sneaky twists to the movie. Let’s just say that this movie will teach your family some valuable lessons. Video games are a family favorite so “Game of Your Life” had some real life lessons to teach all of us. I hope you’re ready because the movie premieres on Friday, December 2 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Don’t forget to check out “Family Movie Night” on FACEBOOK!
What has been your most favorite Family Movie Night to tune into from P&G and Wal-Mart?
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.