Friday, August 5, 2011

Family Movie Night!

Last week, I got to see an online screening for an upcoming family movie, sponsored by Walmart and Proctor & Gamble. When I read the following synopsis, I thought it was right up my alley, since I always love a good mystery: 

When unassuming geologist Simon Miller mysteriously disappears one night, the Miller family is thrown into a desperate search to find him. Simon's wife Meredith and their two kids, Sarah, 18 and Kevin, 15 frantically search Simon's office for information. When they find a stash of passports, all with Simon's picture but each with a different alias, they realize that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. Who is Simon Miller? And what has he gotten himself - and his family - into? Not sure they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the Millers embark on an international mission to get him back. It's a heart-pounding adventure that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other.
Searching for clues regarding Simon's disappearance

I don't want to give anything away about the plot... but I will say that it was a great family movie, with nothing objectionable (except for the fact that Simon Miller's secrets meant he had told his family some lies... a lot of lies in fact). The story line kept you guessing on who the bad guy was, and kept you cheering for Simon's family as they worked together to find him.
Running from the bad guys

I can't wait to sit down with my kids and watch this movie again. It will be interesting to see when they figure out who the bad guy is... and I'm sure we'll have fun counting the number of Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble products that get displayed through the movie. I was amused by some of the "product placement" in the screening. It isn't really in your face, but if you know to look for it, it's there. When the family makes dinner (which they do several times during the movie), they use Wal-Mart vegetables. 

The movie is showing tomorrow night, Saturday, August 6th, at 8 PM on NBC. Check it out! 

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