Do you have Family Movie Night in your home? Do you have a hard time finding an action packed movie that the entire family can enjoy without the offensive language and themes inappropriate for kids? Walmart and P&G have teamed up to make your wish a reality with fantastic family movies that air free on TV. The newest family movie is premiering this Saturday, June 11, 2011, entitled Field of Vision. Field of Vision is all about doing what it right, even when it is not easy. Not a bad theme to teach our kids (and remind ourselves), right? Tun into NBC at 8pm ET/7 pm CT this Saturday to catch the premier of Field of Vision.
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Field of Vision Review
I was able to pre-view Field of Vision tonight with my kids. All I can say is, plan to have movie night this Saturday with your family. This is an inspirational movie laden with values you would hope to instill in your children. The movie starts out with a typical family getting ready for a busy morning of work and school. You get a glimpse into each personality and know that this is a caring, loving family. The parents obviously raised their son, Tyler, the high school star quarterback and daughter Lucy to be respectable and good kids.
Then comes Cory, a new kid in high school that has had a rough life. He is all alone with the death of his mom and never knowing his father. He’s exceptionally bright which ticks off some of the football jocks that slack off during class. When the teachers call on several football players, they fail to give an answer, then when the teachers ask Cory, he gives a simple, non-show-off but correct answer.[caption id="attachment_14444" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="Field of Vision Scene"][/caption]
When Cory joins the football team, it was too much for the jocks to handle. They start bullying this poor kid. I had sympathy for Cory from the beginning because of his hard life story and because I know how difficult it is to move to a new school. I personally attended 7 schools while growing up, luckily I wasn’t bullied. It’s hard enough just being the new kid.
The story gets complicated when the star quarterback, Tyler has to make a decision to do what is right or what is easy. During a literature class, the teacher was talking about the integrity of a character in a book. The one line that stuck with me throughout the movie was from Cory as he was talking about the main character. He said, “Life isn’t worth living if you don’t tell the truth“. Isn’t that the truth?![caption id="attachment_14446" align="aligncenter" width="488" caption="Yea, it might even make you cry too."][/caption]
There is so much more to this movie as the integrity and character of both Tyler and Lucy’s are put to the test. All I can say is that this is a heart-warming movie that your family deserves to see. My kids, as young as they are, had so many questions about the movie. It gave us the opportunity to talk to them about core values of telling the truth, not bullying, and treating others like you would have them treat you. Any movie that gets kids and parents talking about things that are important in life is highly regarded in my book.
Make plans now for Saturday to be Movie Night in your home. You won’t regret it! Field of Vision is airing on Saturday, June 11 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Find out more about Field of Vision on the Family Movie Night, and on the Family Movie Night Facebook page.
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.