game time tackling the past

P&G and Walmart have geared up to bring families another family movie night following the success of Who Is Simon Miller? Their new movie Game Time: Tackling the Past is one that everyone from kids to adults can enjoy. We don't watch a whole lot of TV at home but I have to admit: I'm a made-for-TV movie buff. I love that the networks get great actors to lend their expertise to the occasional prime time film. With movie night on TV, families don't have to take the effort to go rent something. It's right there, so it's easy for the whole group to settle in and watch something good without a squabble over sci-fi versus chick flick, action or comedy.

Game Time: Tackling the Past features some favorite television actors, like Catherine Hicks of 7th Heaven fame and Ryan McPartlin from Chuck. Best of all…drumroll please…Beau Bridges has a supporting role! My mom is a huge Jeff Bridges fan but I prefer kickin' it old school with his big brother. Beau is the classic all-American, so he's perfect for this film. He got his nickname from my favorite book, Gone with the Wind, and played basketball at UCLA. His parents were college sweethearts and he was delivered by candlelight during a blackout two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor. How cool is that? I'm a fan of the whole dang family but Beau is just downright awesome. He isn't technically the feature star of this one, but he gives a stellar performance.

Beau plays a father role in Game Time: Tackling the Past, leading his family through difficult times. His son Jake (did I mention that he's the actual star of this film? He does a great job and I loved him on Chuck as well) has abandoned his home town in favor of the glitz and glory of professional football, but he's quickly learning that fame and fortune aren't all they're cracked up to be. The movie has something for everyone: football, great actors, life lessons (“winning isn't everything,” people!) and a little romance thrown in for good measure.

So tune in and watch Beau (and the rest of the gang) in Game Time: Tackling the Past on Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. You can also check it out on the Family Movie Night website or Facebook page.

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.