Family Movie Night , presented by Walmart and P&G, returns this Saturday, June 11 at 8/7c on NBC with FIELD OF VISION!
Synopsis: Mysterious footage captured on an old video camera shows star quarterback Tyler McFarland that some of his teammates have been bullying the new transfer student, Cory Walker. Aware that standing up for Cory might get his friends kicked off the team and cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose between winning and doing what’s right.
You can view the trailer if you Click here.
I have to admit that I have mixed views on this one. First off, it is absolutely acceptable for family viewing! I like fantasy movies and I like reality movies, but this was just an awkward mixture for me. Perhaps I wanted the subject matter handled in less of a "fairy-tale" manner with the magic camera. It seemed obvious that Cory was being bullied, yet the principal seemed a little oblivious to the situation. There were just too many scenes that I found unbelievable. I don't want to give away anything, so I won't go into specifics.
On a positive note, I welcome any film that will open a dialogue with family members, especially kids, on topics that need to be brought out in the open. For that reason alone, I suggest you gather the family and watch this film. There were also a couple of lines said that deeply touched me, and encouraged others to take personal responsibility and leadership. One of them, "What counts is what you do from now on", is one I should remember at all times...especially when I feel that I have made a mistake. Another part of the film that I loved was recognizing music from a favorite band, The Afters!!
Since I am not as enthused about this film as I have been with the others, I want you to be able to hear an opinion from a group that has much more experience and prestige than me! Check out the Dove Foundation Review and see what they had to say! While I would give this a "C", it truly does have its merits.
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