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  • Summary: The Game Plan tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A "serial bachelor," Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: He's rich, famous, and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when heThe Game Plan tells the story of rugged superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, whose Boston-based team is chasing a championship. A "serial bachelor," Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: He's rich, famous, and the life of the party. But this dream is suddenly sacked for a loss when he discovers the 7-year-old daughter he never knew he had--the product of a last fling before parting years ago with his young wife. Now, during the most important time in his career, he must figure out how to juggle team practice and dates with the newfound ballet classes, bedtime stories, and dolls that come with his daughter. Equally perplexed is his hard-edged mega-agent, Stella, herself without a parental bone in her body. Despite the often hilarious misadventures that come with being a new father, Joe discovers that there's more to life than money, endorsements, and thousands of adoring fans: the love and care of one very special, small fan is the only thing that matters. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    75
    The two best things about this logic-challenged, predictable and overlong (110 minutes!) film are The Rock's performance - surely he's one of the more likable people in the movies, and here he handles physical sight gags with aplomb; and the parallel disciplines of football and ballet, which provide a way for father and daughter to understand each other.
  2. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    67
    Like some sentimental fool, I allowed Johnson’s good-hearted buffoonery and Pettis’ overpowering sweetness and Millard and Price’s unwavering belief in the healing power of love to get the better of my senses and travel straight passed my brain to my heart.
  3. A throwback to the days when Disney would recruit second- and third-tier stars to stroll through indifferently written, modestly produced comic fluff that served as family entertainment.
  4. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    50
    Johnson’s a good actor, but it would take the ghost of Laurence Olivier to convince us that a grown man could legitimately fall for this brat.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Game Plan plays like an average sitcom that drags on. This sort of film shouldn't clock in at more than 90 minutes. There are worse ways to spend a few hours, but expect more predictability than laughs in this good-hearted, mindless entertainment.
  6. 42
    It's a squeaky clean pre-John Hughes, pre-Farrelly brothers throwback to an era where the words "Disney film" meant something: a movie free of crotch slams, gross-out gags, and tittery innuendo.
  7. Almost every note in this insipid comedy is strident or false, from the child's prodigious talent for deception to the jock's chaperoning her and her classmates at a Corolle doll boutique.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. AlexP
    Jan 25, 2008
    10
    You people who say this movie sucks can shut up, the rock...well rocks and this movie was great. I loved it when he was sedimental about You people who say this movie sucks can shut up, the rock...well rocks and this movie was great. I loved it when he was sedimental about losing his daughter. Expand
  2. KevinL.
    Oct 3, 2007
    10
    This movie is great. I don't know what you guys are talking about? Its pretty funny and very entertaining and very sad. Its also really This movie is great. I don't know what you guys are talking about? Its pretty funny and very entertaining and very sad. Its also really unpredictablebut . SEE THIS MOVIE Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2011
    9
    Cutee Moviee !! it showa and tells alott . its a great fa,ily moviee, and is very enteraining . it was a greatt movie and if you have kidsCutee Moviee !! it showa and tells alott . its a great fa,ily moviee, and is very enteraining . it was a greatt movie and if you have kids like 8 andd up its a wonderfull they will lovee it . I give it twoo thumbs upp !! Expand
  4. KevinD.
    Sep 27, 2007
    7
    It wasn't great but it had enough comedy in it to make it entertaining, and the Rock has shown once again that he can be a successful It wasn't great but it had enough comedy in it to make it entertaining, and the Rock has shown once again that he can be a successful actor. Just good fun for the whole family. Expand
  5. Sep 29, 2013
    5
    Okay attempt at a movie for The Rock, and the movie is actually not that bad. I found myself liking it at some points, and other times it wasOkay attempt at a movie for The Rock, and the movie is actually not that bad. I found myself liking it at some points, and other times it was dismal and bland. Fair exchange. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2013
    3
    The Game Plan went horribly array.
    A football playing dead beat dad basically tries to create a relationship with his daughter. The movie has
    The Game Plan went horribly array.
    A football playing dead beat dad basically tries to create a relationship with his daughter. The movie has poor acting, terrible script, and is really just a boring movie.
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  7. JaredC.
    Sep 29, 2007
    0
    Well, it is infected with a disease, a disease that cannot be cured: The Black Death. It felt as if I had that disease throughout the film, I Well, it is infected with a disease, a disease that cannot be cured: The Black Death. It felt as if I had that disease throughout the film, I felt weak, I gained boredom every second. Maybe it was the popcorn that of which is giving me lumps on my body? Is this it? Is this all the rock has to offer? Yeah, sure the story is fine, but the movie itself never stays focused, it never is on a certain balance. The main attention is the humor, which surprisingly is funny, and the Rock isn't all that bad in this, to me he sucks as an actor. In The Scorpion King he smelt. But in this he wasn't bad, as a Football player, that maybe his best role so far. That little girl though is so annoying, and the most of the comedy near the end wasn't there, I didn't catch any. It was too light hearted, very weak, and overplayed, the ending was like any other ending, maybe they could at least try something different than just showing the final game and let the good team win. It is so predictable, and obvious, the dialogue made me roll my eyes because dah they were gonna' say that. But the rest of the movie is okay and funny, but the only real engaging thing about the movie is the Football parts, those parts are good. just the ending wasted the whole movie, and after a while it seemed like the movie ran out of ideas. I just don't get why there has to be such a boring plot, because you know in some movies like Master and Commander: The far Side of the World is predictable but done very well. I love that movie, I adore it, it is the best movie of its year, it beats Pirates, the best Pirate movie ever. And it got 10 Academy Awards, by Russell Crowe, he performances excellently. You know I rather would rate this movie a 10 and talk about Master and commander than this, I would but I just have a few things to say about The Game Plan. So, overall, do not watch this movie, it is not worth it, nor for free, I watched 3:10 To yuma for free because the manager gave us free passes due to poor service last time at the Theatre, but don't waste your free Sunady night to go to a movie with free movie passes to this when you can go see a good movie. Believe me, this movie sucks. I fell asleep for the first time ever in a theatre, this movie is so boring. Period. I never fell asleep in Epic Movie and it was terrible, worth a 0/10, and at least it had exciting things happening, with stupid but fun context from beginning to end. Expand

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