As a family of five struggling to get by on one income, we don't get out very much. Most evenings are spent at home, unless we're fortunate enough to have a little extra money to go do things. This does not happen very often, with bills that need to be paid and children whose needs are the top priority. So when I was offered the opportunity to be an Ambassador for Field Of Vision, a brand new movie presented by Walmart and Proctor & Gamble as a part of their Family Movie Night series aired on NBC, I jumped at the chance. I must admit, I am a rather strict parent when it comes to the television. So many programs may claim to be family-friendly, but they still contain material I do not find appropriate for my children. Yep. I'm THAT mom...You know, the one who doesn't allow ANY violent video games or movies...the one who does not allow her preteen to watch anything with too much foul language or overt sexuality...I am the mom that has to watch a movie myself before allowing my child to see it, regardless of the rating.
So of course, I was incredibly happy to learn about Family Movie Night. This is a series of TRULY family friendly movies that are aired on NBC. When I say family friendly, I mean it! There is absolutely no foul language, no innuendo, no nudity, alcohol use or drugs...These movies have very positive messages and offer many teachable moments and can open up the doors to conversation with your kids.
I was lucky enough to view their newest addition to this series, Field Of Vision. This movie premieres this Saturday, June 11th at 8:00PM ET/7:00 CT on NBC. We watched this movie together as a family. The babies were sleeping, so Dan and I sat down with our 11 year old son and were able to enjoy the film interruption free! (Yay!) I was able to plug my laptop into our 46 inch widescreen TV which was very convenient. No huddling around the computer screen here! Here's a little information regarding the plot of this movie, as well as a trailer for the film:
Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Corey Kimball, a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.
We LOVED this movie. All 3 of us! Even my husband, who "only enjoys movies that has sh*t blowing up" thought this movie was fantastic. It has a similar feel to 'The Blind Side' or 'Touched By An Angel', sans angels, of course. It was a feel good movie with some very important messages about love, teamwork, doing what's right, and finding your way.
This movie also hit pretty close to home. In the film, the new kid, Corey Kimball, is mercilessly bullied by a couple of the athletes on the football team. My 11 year old suffers from bullying because he is viewed as being "different" by some of his classmates. This movie made my son feel better, since it had a very strong anti-bullying message and encourages kids to stand up against it and always do the right thing, even if that choice may not be the popular one among their peers. This message is so important nowadays, especially with peer pressure being as prevalent in our society as it is.
I don't want to give away too much of the story, because I'd love for you to see it for yourselves, but here are some key points addressing why this movie is a Family Must See, in my humble opinion:
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You can learn more about this and the other great Family Movie Night features brought to you by P&G and Walmart by visiting the official Family Movie Night website.
You can also visit their Facebook page to get exclusive sneak peeks at things they have in the works and to chat it up with other fans!
***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***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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