Bad Girl's Guide

Monday, January 28, 2008

The Game Plan: Review

I've seen Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson (Kingman) in alot of movies, and this one just proves that he's gotten much better (must have taken some acting classes). The story is set in Boston, and it starts off a little typical, big sports hero going through his arrogant and glitzy life. Elvis plays a prominent role in the backdrop, with pictures, movies and songs all over the place. It doesn't start getting funny until we meet lil Miss Peyton, his newly found daughter, a young lady that proves to be the heart of the plot, and will win over your heart. She's bossy, manipulative and a total brainiac, the perfect foil for his arrogant self. She takes over his home, creating chaos with glitter everywhere she went. I don't want to spoil the plot, but Peyton comes in like a whirlwind.

The conflicts and trials they go through as a new father and daughter developing a relationship definitely set the tone for a lot of comedic laughs. (Who knew the Rock could play the guitar) The supporting characters are not that well developed in the plot but provide a good backdrop for the foibles of Kingman and his daughter. Spike the dog is actually more developed than other characters...ouch!  The movie is interspersed with enough football to keep the guys happy and enough bare chests & biceps to keep the girls happy.

All in all it's a great 'feel good' movie, great for a date night or even a family night. The moral of the story is that at the end of the day, love surpasses all...and isn't that what we all want to escape to anyway?

The disc is loaded with all kinds of extras like bloopers, deleted scenes, alternate intros and a funny clip of the ballet scene in it's entirety. I didn't even have a chance to check out all the fun stuff on there. The DVD is out right now, so check it out when you get a chance. 


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