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.I was given the opportunity to view a sneak peek at this movie before it premieres on Saturday. With football season coming up, this is a fantastic family night movie - especially for families with children who play team sports. Game Time: Tackling The Past was full of great life lessons that could spark a fantastic conversation with your children about playing on a team and what really matters in life.
I'm going to step out on a limb and say that this was probably one of my favorite P&G movies that I've seen. Its not "just another football movie" and actually deals more with a pro football player who is dealing with his own issues and doing what is right. As with all of the other P&G movies, it is family friendly with no foul language or sexual references.
Tune in on Saturday September 3rd with your family to watch Game Time: Tackling The Past. Be sure to follow the Family Movie Night Facebook page to keep up to date on the latest movies.
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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.