I just had the opportunity to watch an advanced screening of Field of Vision, the new Family Movie Night move brought to you by Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble. Right now I want you to mark your calendar or set your DVR for this Saturday night, June 11th 8/7c on NBC. The latest installment of the Family Movie Night Movies is the best yet.
Though being billed as a movie that deals with bullying, Field of Vision, is not your typical after school special on bullying-far from it. It is a well written and well acted morality tale with bullying as one of its major themes. Also, just because the poster makes it look like this is a football movie and therefore a “guy” movie, again football and team dynamics are just some of the themes touched on in the movie.
My two favorite characters in the movie were Cory-the underdog played by Joe Adler and Lucy (Alyssa Jordan Shafer), whose faith and optimism help her to always see the positive. I don’t want to write a full review because I just want you to gather the family and watch this heartwarming movie. I will say that Faith Ford gives one of her best dramatic portrayals ever as mom and guidance counselor Jody McFarland.
Star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost them the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.
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