Thursday, June 9, 2011

Family Movie Night : Field of Vision

It is increasingly difficult to find family entertainment that is indeed suitable for the entire family to watch. Many of the programs that are labeled for the family, will often contain undertones of  immorality that my family does not need to bare witness to. 

I was given the opportunity to view the film "Field of Vision"  starring Faith Ford, which will be airing Saturday, Jun 11th on NBC. My 11 year old daughter and I snuggled in and sat down to watch this 'family' movie!

Before I share my thoughts... here is what the creators of Field of Vision have to say about the movie...

Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School's star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Kimble, a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what's more important: winning or doing what's right.

As these events unfold, the camera also reveals more surprising footage to Tyler's kid sister Lucy. She learns that Cory has a secret past, unknown even to him. Now Lucy must convince her mom (Faith Ford, Murphy Brown) and family that the camera's revealing insight is not a product of her imagination as she enlists their help to find the answers Cory so desperately needs. It's a compelling and intriguing story that shows both the challenges and rewards of doing the right thing even when it's tough to do.


So what is my take? I loved it! My daughter and I really enjoyed the movie! Not once, did I need to shield my daughters eye, nor did I need to fast forward or mute! What a blessing!  As a parent, you will be thankful to find no sex, no nudity, no drugs, and no inappropriate language. You do find some mild violence with pushing and shoving during the bullying scenes. However, all in all, this movie fits the bill for family friendly!

Aside from the bullying, which was clear and plainly conveyed as to be unacceptable, the children in this movie were dressed appropriately, they spoke to the adults with respect and in general were well mannered and respectful. This is so far from what we normally see on programming aimed at children.


I also appreciated the fact that they showed the perspective of Tyler, who was struggling to do the right thing, even when it was difficult. This is such clear depiction on how we each struggle. As a Christian, this opened up a dialog with my daughter regarding living for Christ, even when it is not the popular choice. 

The creators of Field of Vision did a wonderful job with the characters. Each of the main characters were relate-able and we genuinely cared about what was happening to them. You will find yourself cheering for these awesome teenagers!

I would suggest visiting Mom's for Family TV and The Dove Foundation Review.  Be sure to check out Family Movie Night on Facebook.

And don't forget to tell you friends and family, and then gather round the tv on Saturday June 11th, at 8pm on NBC for a great evening of family entertainment!





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