The Game Plan
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The Rock, Kyra Sedgwick, Roselyn Sanchez, Robert Kraft
Walt Disney Pictures
Disney Home Video
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were fun, especially for me being a dude, but otherwise just
standard fare, in fact the bloopers were actually a
I never went to see "The Game Plan" when it was in the
theaters, I mean, Iím not really the target audience (even
though I am a fan of Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock), but
the trailer looked cute enough for the little kid crowd,
although probably better for the little girl crowd, and
after seeing the DVD, itís pretty harmless for them and if
you want a movie to watch with the kids one evening as a
rental itís probably not that mind-numbing for you.
The Game Plan
A Movie/DVD Review
The story is pretty simple: Dwayne Johnson plays Joe
Kingman - heís a star quarterback for the Boston Rebels (a
fake NFL team). Heís also a self-centered, egotistical,
selfish womanizer. One day Peyton (Madison Pettis) shows up
on his doorstep proclaiming to be his daughter, with Mom
away on a trip to help impoverished people in Africa. Of
course Joeís life is turned upside down, of course Joe
starts out not knowing how to be a father, of course Joe
starts to learn something about teamwork, of course there is
a love-interest thrown in, and of course, in the end Joe
learns that the best thing in his life is his daughter.
Everything is cookie-cutter about this movie, even the
ending shouldnít come as a big surprise (although the movie
people do try to set it up as a twist), so if youíre looking
for surprises and originality you had better look elsewhere,
but sometimes thatís okay, I guess, when it comes to Disney
family films. Madison Pettis does her best to be the
adorable little girl looking to get into her fatherís life,
and The Rock is pretty good as the egotistical football
player who somehow, instantly, develops a soft spot. Kyra
Sedwick is Joeís manager/agent person, Stella, and sheís
actually kind of despicable, and as the love interest who
has to help Joe learn a thing or two about parenting,
Roselyn Sahncez does well in the role of Monique.
If you are a single dude, with no kids, you will probably
hate this movie, but I did my best to put myself into the
role of a parent with a 5 year old girl and said to myself
"Self, this movie wouldnít suck that much for me if I had to
sit and watch it with her." For that Iíll give "The Game
Plan" 3 stars out of 5.
As far as the DVD goes there really isnít anything
special. The deleted scenes pretty much explain themselves
as to why they are deleted, even though there is some
explanation given by the filmís Director, Andy Fickman. I
was actually disappointed in the blooper reel, voiced by
Marv Albert, feeling it pretty weak and just something that
"needed" to be added, and the story of how the movie had
come to be made was pretty straight-forward. The best
things, as far as extras go for the DVD, were the two ESPN
related spots, but I suppose thatís mostly because Iím a
dude. Thereís also some interactiveness where I guess your
daughter can re-decorate the home screen for the DVD, but I
didnít have time to play around with that.
A solid rental for a family with younginís, go ahead and
let The Rock get his kidís movie out of his system and go
back to kicking butt.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!