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The Game Plan 2007

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship...

Release Date:
September 28, 2007
110 min
Andy Fickman
Jay Giannone, Jaime De La Rosa, Ashley Tisdale, ...
Comedy, Family, Sport ...

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Solar rating: 8.9


Imdb rating: 6.2

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This was a kids movie and a typical disney fick. The Rock made it fun for some of the older crowds but at some point I had to say "Rocky what are you doing!?"
"Preachy at times, mushy at others, but with enough comedy to get by, The Game Plan is sure to delight the audiences it was intended for."

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Take your entire family to see this movie. Boys couldn't take their eyes off the screen.. All ages were drawn into the movie. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson teaches people how to have good attitudes and overcome whatever. He draws on the "strength of the Father" in a time of need.

Women love the gougeous smiling hunky man. Men love the football and the beautiful women and ahtletic dancer. Everyone likes the party scenes and funny dancing. Football discipline has this Mom wondering if she could borrow a few tips.

Funny, funny movie with a very cool home, cute family and loyal friends, brilliant dog, You can run a mile without getting winded after "watching this movie".

I'll buy the DVD.

Dwayne makes the movie. Madison pettis is an adorable, lovable child actress.
got to go see this. :up:
The Gameplan
I know, I know. Kill me. I won't spend a lot of time on this, but it was free and I had nothing else to do. How do you turn down your Grandmother???

Anyway, Madison Pettis and the Rock worked together well but c'mon this was so run-of-the-mill. I was begging for something original.

There's a post below, cause I know no one will comment on this.

The Game Plan **

The Game Plan is a perfect example of the two-star rating at work. It's middle-of-the-road entertainment, completely inoffensive and entirely predictable all the way through: If four stars represent the best, then two stars represent the epitome of innocuous mediocrity, which I think adequately describes this movie. There is nothing innovative or enlightening about it, but why should there be? Really, if you go to a movie like this expecting it to be anything more than run-of-the-mill, you're not a member of its target audience.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the former professional wrestler, stars as famed NFL quarterback Joe Kingman. He's a partier and a womanizer, and he lives in a penthouse apartment with one of those all-purpose remotes that does just about anything. One morning, he finds a little girl (Madison Pettis) on his doorstep. Her name is Peyton, and she's armed with a birth certificate that proves Joe is her father. Because Joe is so self-centered, he's impatient and neglectful toward Peyton at first, but, of course, he grows to love her and learns a little about himself along the way.

The plot follows a well-worn pattern that you'll no doubt recognize. It's so derivative, in fact, that it ends not only with Joe's big championship football game but with Peyton's ballet recital. There's also a minor romantic subplot, as Joe falls for Peyton's dance instructor (Roselyn Sanchez), who is so underwritten she's hardly there. And then there are the cheap sitcom standbys thrown into get a laugh, including the erupting blender, the psychotic nanny, the overflowing bubble bath and the cute bulldog that walks around wearing a tutu.

Of course little kids are going to like the comedic material, and I'm sure I would have laughed at it myself when I was seven or eight. Adults, I'm afraid, won't be as impressed. But credit must be given to The Rock, who is a charismatic performer and a surprisingly good comic actor. He does the best he can with the script he's given (he deserves a better one), and if anything he's entertaining to watch. And Kyra Sedgwick, playing Kingman's ruthless agent, has fun with her role and even steals away with some good throwaway lines.

I guess it doesn't really matter what somebody like me thinks about The Game Plan. It was, after all, made for younger kids who haven't seen the countless films that covered the same ground as this one, and I'm assuming that they'll probably enjoy it. The movie is energetic and noisy and fast-moving, enough to keep children occupied for two hours. Parents, on the other hand, will probably be checking their watches. If you're shoehorned into taking the young ones to see it, I recommend going to the matinee when ticket prices are slightly lower.
The Game Plan

Initial Reaction: Contain the quarterback with steady pressure?

Main Characters

Joe Kingman -- He's the hot quarterback played by Dwayne "The Rock" Hohnson.

Peyton James - She's Joe's Daughter played by Madison Pettis.

Plot Summary

It is near the end of the pro football season, and Joe's team is heading for the playoffs. Problem is, Joe's a very selfish person -- on and off the field. His ego is so big that it will fill up entire stadiums by itself.

His life gets turned upside down when an eight year old girl, Peyton, appears at his door and says she's his daughter. Turns out she IS his daughter, and she's staying with him while mom is out in Africa.

You could guess what the rest of the movie is about. Can Joe be a good father? Will he become less selfish? Will his team win the championship?

Main Characters

Dwayne and Madison do a real good job portraying their characters. It's just too bad these character types show up in every other family movie. SCORE: 4

Supporting Cast

There are some funny guys on Joe's team, but the rest of the cast is mostly forgettable. SCORE: 4


This movie runs about the same as your average "underdog" sports story. But there are some nice revelations in the third act that stop it from being a total paint by numbers story. SCORE: 4


Ow. There's nothing here that hasn't been beaten down by other family comedies. SCORE: 2

Violence Factor

Football is a violent sport, but it's been toned down for this film -- maybe a little too much. SCORE: 7

Other Moral Issues

There are messages about what it takes to be a father, and never give up. But those happen to be the two most used messages in recent family films. SCORE: 5

Final Score (out of 60): 26 % Score: 43.33%

Wait for this to come out on DVD.
The Game Plan
RT Rating: 30%


Movie Synopsis:"The Game Plan" tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A 'serial bachelor', Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: he's rich, famous and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter (newcomer Madison Pettis) he never knew he had - the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle his parties, practices and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella (Kyra Sedgwick), herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that's there's more to life than money, endorsements and thousands of adoring fans: the love and care of one very special small fan is the only thing that matters.

My Thoughts: Was never looking forward to the film really, I saw it before. It was called The Pacifier,and that was a gem wasnt it. It's the typical, bad guy in soft guy role and its gotten old really fast. I didnt appeal to me but, I was bored and, other resources.. so said, why not?. Dywane "The Rock" Johnson has a lot of personality, he is actually a pretty decent actor, great vibe he gives off, I found him better in this role then Vin Diesel. This is better than The Pacifier, barely, but it gives off more of the message Pacifer tried to sell. The young girl is cute, shes very forgettable and shes on the Disney show, the horrible Raven spinoff, Cory in the House, but here she shines and shes really charming.

It's just this plot is overdone to the point were I'm sick of it, and while Disney has provided us with some of the best stories for Children, they have also given us some of the most cash hungry films ever. The plot is very generic, and they dont even use the word sex, or like "grown up" time to describe how his daughter was made, but ..and this is how they describes it.. "i'm hungry, anyone else hungry? Yes, Oscar is calling Disney better pick it up. I didnt expect more but I mean, how G is this. Anyways, its completely throw away and if the two didnt have chemistry this would have seen a nice 3/10. Biggest problem is Dwaynes character is nice at all, you honestly dont care for the takes hime more than half the film to turn around into the, "I have learnt to love you" type. They do have chemistry though, ive actually forgotten most of the film by now but..your kids will probably like it, but rent Surfs Up for them at the least.
This is not by any means something you have not seen before AT ALL. This is the same as any other disney movie reviewed... And so it suffers the same fate. The plot is terribly hindered by the low grade progression and the annoying premise. The acting is ok at the very best and this movie contains one or two good jokes. But enough about the good things about this movie lets continue with the bad. The jokes are usaully a terribnle waste of breath and the characters who have personalitys have really bad ones. All in All it's another suckified disney crapheap.
I absolutly loved this movie! I thought that it was funny yet touching and it's a great family film but yet it's not to young and it's fun for adults at the same time. I thought this was a great storyline and it was very entertaining and I think that they did a great job with it!
Es raro ver a la Roca en este tipo de papel, pero tambien a la vez es entretenido verlo incursionar en peliculas de tipo familiar, pues The Game Plan es eso, una pelicula familiar. Y con ello cumple su cometido, entretener a la familia. Prueba de ello es los suculentos millones de d
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