The Game Plan

The Game Plan
The Game Plan
  • PG
  • 1h 50m
  • 2007
Rotten29%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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In this hilarious and heartwarming family comedy, one of the sport's toughest players ever takes on his biggest challenge yet -- fatherhood! A superstar with an ego bigger than a football field, Joe Kingman is getting ready for a run at the big championship game when the 8-year-old daughter he never knew existed shows up at his not-so-family-friendly bachelor pad. As the big game gets closer, he begins to realize the most meaningful win he can achieve is the heart of the one little fan who counts the most.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten29%
Critics Consensus: Despite The Rock's abundant charisma, The Game Plan is just another run-of-the-mill Disney comedy.
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Time Out
Hank Sartin
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Stephen Garrett
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June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
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A barf-inducer. A hurl-promoter. A projectile-vomit-stimulator.

June 21, 2017
BBC.com
Anna Smith
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Despite its cheesy story, The Game Plan has one major trump card: The Rock is actually quite good.

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Anna Smith
Rotten

Johnson's amiable performance makes this watchable for the target audience; namely sporty daddies...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
The Rock scores in cute (if predictable) comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Game Plan is a cute family comedy that features football violence and pratfalls. Lots of people, including young girls, fall and only get minor injuries, and a parent's death is addressed. Peyton runs away to find her father and ends up in some very mildly perilous situations (being left alone at a club, etc.). It's worth noting that although the film makes fun of the insane commercialism of football, it also mentions more than a dozen products, and plugs the Disney Channel and Elvis movies.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:September 28, 2007
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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