Family Movie Night's Game of Your Life Airing December 2nd on NBC

If you are looking for something to do with the family this Friday night, tune in to NBC at 8/7c to watch the premier of Game of Your Life. I had the opportunity to review this movie before it airs on December 2nd, and while it wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, I did enjoy watching it. I appreciate that it is truly a "family" movie and that I don't have to worry about adult situations or inappropriate language. I've watched several of the Family Movie Night movies and have found that to be the case with all of them. 

In Game of Your Life, the value of family & friendship is reinforced and the viewer is also reminded that there are consequences for bad choices but the focus is on pulling together to right the wrongs. In a day and age when kids would rather not take responsibility for their actions, it brings a powerful message to "do the right thing". 

Synopsis: (from website)

When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.
Paired with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip and Donald, the trio persuades Sara Ramirez – a determined and striking team leader with whom Zach has a history (and possibly a future) – to join their team. Working off-campus in the teched-out Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Marcus Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between his responsibility to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.
Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of Professor Abbie Lambert, Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well. It’s a revealing story that recognizes the magnitude behind the choices we make and the importance loyalty plays in making good decisions.

The only cast member that I recognized was Lea Thompson, who plays Professor Abbie Lambert, but I thought that the entire cast interacted well together and each actor pulled his or her own weight during the entire movie. 

So, mark your calendar! This Friday, December 2nd, tune in to NBC at 8/7c for the Family Movie Night premiere of Game of Your Life!

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*Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received no  compensation for this post. I was given a link to preview this movie prior to it's airing on television.