It’s that time again. It’s P&G Family Movie Night!
Luckily for us, family movie night came early today. We were able to view the movie before its premiere this Friday, December 2nd and I have to be honest and say, P&G did it again. They made a movie for everyone in my family to enjoy.
When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.
Paired with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip and Donald, the trio persuades Sara Ramirez – a determined and striking team leader with whom Zach has a history (and possibly a future) – to join their team. Working off-campus in the teched-out Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Marcus Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between his responsibility to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.
Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of Professor Abbie Lambert, Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well. It’s a revealing story that recognizes the magnitude behind the choices we make and the importance loyalty plays in making good decisions.
My whole family enjoyed Game of Your Life. The biggest reason was the creation of a video game. My family loves to play video games. Some, more than others. We have the Playstation 3, xBox 360, The Kinect and the Wii. As you can tell, we are huge gamers.
And thanks to P&G, my son now wants to create a video game. We shall see!
I think my girls loved the movie due to one of their favorite characters from a well-known Disney show played Phillip Reese (Nathan Kress), one of the teens on the team, but don’t tell them I said it here. 😉
My favorite reason for liking this movie so much was the fact that Zach was torn between his gaming team and his father. He wanted to please both parties (isn’t that sweet?) but he knew deep down inside, he couldn’t. The movie shows real-life conflicts and we can all relate to conflicts at some point in our lives. It was about real-life and kept me wanting more.
If you’re into watching movies with your family like we are, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this film. There’s definitely something for everyone.
Please be sure to check out the preview below:
Don’t forget to watch the premiere of Game of Your Life on Friday, December 2 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Or set your DVR to see it when you can.
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Disclosure: 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.