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August 30th, 2009 under Movies, Reviews


Play the Game is a sweet movie about a grandson (Paul Campbell) who teaches his recently widowed grandfather (Andy Griffith) how to be The Player at his retirement community. This movie is so darling as his grandfather goes through the ladies and his grandson tries to land one woman. There are a lot of cute scenes with Andy Griffith as he tries to get back on the dating horse. You will be aaahing when you see where he tries to pick up the ladies and ooohing at his techniques he uses after he meets them. As the two play the field, they both realize who they really are and find love along the with way with other women. As they look for companionship there lot of twist and turns with an ending you will never see coming!
Paul Campbell is great as David and I think he can be the next Ryan Reynolds. This is a role that you never thought you would see Andy Griffith in and he is so good in it including the bedroom scene. Who knew he was so charming? Doris Roberts and Liz Sheridan are so cute as his suitors and Marla Sokoloff is great as David’s. Geoffrey Owens and Juliette Jeffers are so funny as David’s BFFs that someone should give them a sitcom ASAP.
At the screening I went to yesterday, the writer/director/producer Marc Fienberg was there doing Q&A after the movie. He told us the movie is loosely based on his 89 year old grandfather who got back in the dating scene and shared everything with him. That is something I can relate to with my dad and I am sure I am not the only who can say that, which makes this movie so much more relevant. Feinberg also told us he landed Andy Griffith and Liz Sheridan for his independent movie. Andy signed on for two reasons, 1 – He doesn’t die at the end and 2 – He gets a sex scene. Liz Sheridan agreed to do it just because she got a sex scene with Andy. How funny is that?
All-in-all Play the Game is one of the sweetest things I have seen in a really long time and highly recommend seeing it with someone you care about like an older relative!

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