Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Game Plan

I laughed, I cried then I laughed, I cried. Disney's The Game Plan took me on a roller coaster of emotions. I even found myself laughing and crying at the same time.

Scene from Game Plan

This is a very family-oriented movie, showing how even a hard core, self centered athlete's life can change when he becomes a father. I knew the general outline of the film—a man finds out he's a father when his little girl lands on his door step. However, I expected the typical movie setup of the man becoming a father with a one-night stand. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the child was the result of a marriage. The marriage didn't work and they went their separate ways, the husband being totally unaware that he was to become a father. Not only does the father become enchanted with his daughter, but so is everyone else. This movie will "bedazzle" you, just watch and see.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation. So few movies are worth the time to watch them today.
You asked about our grandchildren. We have a girl 4 yrs and a boy 7 yrs. They live in central Alaska. We live an hour south of Seattle. We get up there once a year for a few days. Last Oct. I walked into their home, sat down in a big chair and had each of them leaning on my knees talking excitedly both at the same time. While I tried to carry on two conversations at once I took a split second to thank God for this little piece of heaven.
Our daughter-in-law is homeschooling and doing a great job. Alaska is a wonderful place to raise kids but it's hard on us to have them so far away.
To comment on your cell phone story. I'm sorry you had to witness that -- it broke my heart to read it as it did for you to see it.

Kim said...
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Kim said...

I hope you enjoy the movie as much as we have.
I was just talking to a friend yesterday at our ladies Bible study whose daughter is in Alaska. The daughter just moved there last year when her husband became an associate pastor at a church there. Our friend has been up there several times so far. I hear it is beautiful there.
Have a great day.