Have a Family Movie Night - "Game of Your Life" Premiers 12/2

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In this house, family movie nights are a staple of every week. On Friday or Saturday nights, we can usually be found curled up in front of the TV with a bowl of snacks, watching a family friendly movie. Sometimes, finding a movie that the whole family can enjoy can be tricky. The kids are getting older and enjoy different things and we have seen every animated movie known to man. The new Family Movie Night movie from P&G is a perfect fit for us though. Game of Your Life premiers December 2nd on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT and its fun gaming theme plus the added benefit of having your children learn an important lesson are something that should not be missed.

{About the Movie}
"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."
{My Take}

I love that this movie is full of lessons about making choices and how we all have our own choices to make in life and there are either consequences or rewards for the decisions we make. This is a valuable lesson that every child needs to learn and one that we struggle with in our home on a daily basis. Joshua has ADHD and we have had a lot of talks lately about how the medicine he takes is there to help, but he still needs to make the right choices. So, a movie that allows the kids to watch the lesson instead of have it drilled into their heads by mom is a great thing in my book.

The gaming theme is also intriguing enough to keep most kids attention. Let's face it, pretty much every kid in the US today has been interested in video games at one point or another. So, instead of heading out to the theater to pay a fortune for movie tickets, cuddle on the couch this Friday night and enjoy a movie with a real life lesson with your kids. For more information on this and other great family movies, check out the Family Movie Night Facebook page.

Want a sneak peak? Check out the trailer below.

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.

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  1. This sounds like a really great movie. I've been reading tons of positive info about it.

  2. I screened it too, and we loved it!

  3. I've heard about this movie, and it sounds good.

  4. I also reviewed this movie and loved the lessons that it focused on!

  5. I love that there are family friendly movies on TV.

  6. I love these movies and this one looks great too!

  7. We saw this movie and loved it. Great review!

  8. I really enjoyed this movie, love the wholesome content too.

  9. Sounds like you all loved it, awesome!

  10. This was a good movie. Some of my kids didn't like it, but it was still a great movie.

  11. I watched it! I think it might have been a little confusing for people not familiar with gaming, but other than that, it was good!

  12. We missed it! Will have to catch it on DVD!



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