Thursday, December 23, 2010

Family Movie Night - Change of Plans

I made mention of this new Family Movie Night offering a couple days ago. Just recently I was given a sneak peak at the movie. It was pretty good!

Brooke White from American Idol fame makes her acting debut in the movie. I thought she did a fantastic job. She did make use of her natural talent - singing - and that was really nice to hear as well.

Here's a brief description of the movie premise: 
Up to this point, Sally Danville's life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don't always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids - 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.

My only complaint was that I didn't feel there was a ton of character development made. There certainly could have been some more depth explored but given that it was only 90 minutes long, I understand the limitations.

The newest Family Night movie will be airing on Saturday, January 8th on Fox Network at 8pm ET. I hope you tune in! Be sure to "like" the Family Movie Night Facebook page to stay up to date on all the newest offerings and bonus content (such as interviews with the actors).

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