“The Game Plan” made a lot more money when it was out in theaters than I thought it would. The Disney’s comedy stars Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson as a pro football quarterback named Joe Kingman who thinks he has the perfect game plan to lead his team to a championship.
But then his young daughter shows-up at his apartment one day. He never knew he had a daughter. And now he has to take care of her. So QB’s plan gets screwed-up, big-time.
“The Game Plan” may be a comedy but I think I only laughed twice during the entire movie. The plot is very predictable. The acting is not believable, led by Madison Pettis, who plays the daughter and Kyra Sedgwick, way-off as Kingman’s agent.
Even The Rock, who played college football before he became the famous wrestler, isn’t very good playing a football player.
And I was really hoping to enjoy this film: I like comedies. I like football. But “The Game Plan” just doesn’t work.
It’s rated PG. There’s nothing offensive, so it’s safe for everybody, except when The Rock tries to sing like Elvis.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “The Game Plan” gets a disappointing D+. Maybe Disney should stick to serious football movies such as last year’s “Invincible”, which I liked a lot.
Lights Camera Jackson (a.k.a. Jackson Murphy) began his career as a film critic/entertainment reporter in 2006 at the age of 7. Jackson has written nearly 1,000 reviews of new releases. All together he has seen more than 1,500 films. In 2010, Jackson became the youngest person to win a NY Emmy Award, for his on-air movie reviews on Time Warner TV station, Capital News 9.
LCJ appears every Friday morning on WGNA-FM . His movie reviews are also posted on his website, his YouTube channel and the popular website Cultjer.com. He is also a contributing writer for Jerry Beck’s AnimationScoop.com. Jackson hosts the weekly internet pop culture news show “LCJ LIVE” (every Sunday at Noon ET). And “The LCJ Q&A Podcast” features interviews with celebrities and filmmakers. Among those who have joined LCJ on the show are comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried, “Wallace & Gromit” creator Nick Park, Emmy-winning game show host Todd Newton and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody.
Lights Camera Jackson has been co-starring in photographs with his favorite celebrities since he was 6 years old. “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest appeared in the first. Seacrest was a VIP guest at a local telethon. Jackson, a big fan of “Idol”, approached Seacrest during a break and asked for an autograph. The “Idol” star eagerly obliged. Jackson and Ryan then posed for this photo.
Since then Jackson’s collection of photos with stars from film, TV, stage and sports has grown to over 400. Every one represents a special moment in the life/career of Lights Camera Jackson and includes its own unique backstory.