Tuesday, October 9, 2007

How About This Game Plan?

Movies are a personal preference thing -- I don't like to recommend movies because there is something not to like or be offended by in most movies. Also, I have a man crush on Mr. Bean, so grade my recommendations with that in mind.

Game Plan, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an exception to my movie recommendation rule. The political incorrectness of this movie was interesting. Before you eliminate the movie from your list because of slapstick, predictability, and mediocre acting (all are in Game Plan) I have a suggestion. Why don't you take a break from being a movie critic and go for the fun of it? Take your children, grandchildren, or the neighbor's kids. They will miss (or enjoy) flaws that will cause the Screen Actors Guild to shun Game Plan.

Yeah, the movie is one long commercial for everything from Hannah Montana to Blackberry. But the surprising part is the confirmation of the unique roles of a mother and a father in the life of a child. Part of Rock's awakening is his realization of the power of a father. He is made to look like an idiot (predictable) by leaving his daughter in a bar. However, he is also made to look like a hero at the end, for valuing his relationship with his daughter over playing football.

Lots of driving yesterday, to ATL. Enjoyed great time with movement maker, John Bailey, of the North American Mission Board. Also experienced the Commissioning Celebration of new NAMB missionaries along with the commissioning of new NAMB president Geoff Hammond. Movement makers Samuel and Dilcia Rodriguez and Will and Tarah Browning, from South Carolina were commissioned. Today Eddie Cox, Tommy Vandiver, and Mom!

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