Game Time: Tackling the Past TV Movie Review

Game Time: Tackling The Past premiers Saturday, September 3 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Another one of the highly popular Family Movie Night movies presented by P&G and Walmart, this show is based on football. You’ll also learn about the importance of family relationships and  caring for others more than yourself.

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I had the opportunity to see a preview of Game Time: Tackling the Past and plan on watching it again with my family on Saturday night. Although I’m not a football fan, I truly enjoyed the movie. There was a lot of football practices, parts of games, and talk about pro-football, but it was easy to understand. The acting and the deeper story got me hooked. This is a real family movie with no adult language, innuendos or explicit scenes.

Starring Ryan McPartlin as Jake Walker, the pro-football player who hasn’t been back to his hometown or his family for 15 years. He’s in the peak of his career when he gets a phone call from his brother, Dean that his father (played by Beau Bridges) had a heart attack. Jake immediately leaves football practice to go back home to North Carolina, expecting to stay a few days. He learns that his father is much sicker than he thought, needs surgery and ends up staying longer.

Jake has to face his past, a troubling disagreement with his father and the family and friends he left behind, all while worrying about his father’s health. In the mean time, Jake learns that his contract with his current team won’t be renewed – a shock to him. As his agent works on getting him on another team, Jake begins to see his family and his hometown in a new light. He opens up more to his mother (played by Catherine Hicks) and his father about his feelings. Suddenly, his agent shows up with an offer from a new team and he has a decision to make. Will Jake go with the money and fame he’s used to or go back to the lessons he’s learned from his family?

Set your DVR, put September 3rd at 8pm ET/7pm CT on your calendar, or RSVP on the Family Movie Night Facebook page to remind yourself to watch Game Time: Tackling the Past.

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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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. Barbara Boyett says:

    The movie, Game Time…………..was cut off DVR because of Notre Dame Game. Any chance it will be replayed?????