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Directed by Andy Fickman
Starring The Rock and Madison Pettis
Quarterback Joe Kingman (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) is known as one of the toughest players to ever take the field. Blessed with amazing strength and agility, he's famed for being able to handle any hit, no matter how ferocious. Kingman's Boston-based pro football team, The Rebels, is chasing their long-awaited championship and Joe has been living the ultimate bachelor fantasy: he's cool, rich, famous and the life of every party--and there are a lot of parties. But his dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers Peyton (Madison Pettis), the 8-year-old daughter he never knew existed, on his doorstep. Now, just as his career is soaring, Joe must learn to juggle his old lifestyle of parties, practices and dates with supermodels while tackling the new challenges of ballet, bedtime stories and baby dolls--all without fumbling. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella Peck (Bebe Neuwirth), herself without a parental bone in her body. But, as the championship grows nearer, Joe is about to realize that the game that truly matters has nothing to do with money, endorsements or even touchdowns--it's all about the really tough stuff: patience, teamwork, selflessness and winning the heart of the one little fan who turns out to count the most.
I am very surprised to say this, but I really enjoyed "The Game Plan." The trailers for this movie had made it look so stupid that I was actually dreading to see it, but somehow it all just WORKED. The Rock was not the star of the show by any means (in my book he's an OK actor and he's not that interesting), but the supporting cast members were awesome! Young Madison Pettis stole the show! She was a joy and a half to watch and she had me cracking up. Also Roselyn Sanchez (the actress who plays the ballet instructor) was amazing! Why haven't I seen her in more movies?! She was charming, exotic, gorgeous and really a joy to watch. I really want to see both of these stellar actresses a LOT more! They did such a great job! The guys on Joe's football team were equally hilarious and caring, really bringing to life that whole concept of a team being like family. The Rock did a decent job as well and it looked like he was having fun playing that role, but it was really the supporting actresses and actors that made this movie so enjoyable. Overall, even despite the awful trailers for this movie, I highly recommend that everyone give "The Game Plan" a chance. You just might be pleasantly surprised.
All in all, I'd give this movie 4 Bedazzled Game-Winning Footballs (out of 5). Re-watch value: HIGH.
So the trailers made this movie look kind of stupid, and I really had bad feelings going into it. However after the hour and fifty minutes were over and I was still laughing I thought otherwise. Surprisingly it wasn't Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson that was the hit of the movie; it was Madison Pettis, who plays Peyton. Pettis was a true hit for this movie she played off everyone very well and the chemistry was outstanding. I thought the move had a unique quality to it and she just added the unique flavor to send up. "Game Plan" has enough humor for kids and adults, and I really enjoyed it.
Overall Rating: 3 Footballs (out of 5). Re-Watch Value: High (A definite purchase for DVD.)