Play The Game
Play The Game – Movie Review
Writer/Director Marc Fienberg’s PLAY THE GAME is an original comedy with surprising and clever twists about a young ladies’ man, David, who teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather Joe, while playing his best mind games to meet Julie, the woman of his dreams. But as David’s supposedly foolproof techniques fail him, Grandpa Joe quickly transforms into the Don Juan of the retirement community. Slowly, the teacher becomes the student, and it’s up to Grandpa to teach David that the best way to win the game of love is not to play games at all. But both David and Grandpa Joe may have met their match in more ways than one, leading to a surprise twist ending that makes the audience look back at the entire film in a new light. As a bonus, PLAY THE GAME presents three beloved television stars – Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, and Liz Sheridan – in “romantic” situations as you’ve never seen them before, and continues Andy’s meteoric career renaissance that began with last year’s indie darling, Waitress
“Play the Game” is a surprisingly charming intergenerational love story about Paul Campbell, who plays a cute grandson who works for a his dad as a used car salesman and gives used car salesmen a bad name and Andy Griffith, who is in a retirement community after his wife has died, who gives old age a bad name. Paul is trying to convince his granddad, charmingly as I said, played by Andy Griffith, to get back in the game and gives him all the rules. While it’s predictable the cast is good enough and the script is raunchy enough for adults to get a kick out of it. This is certainly something to either take your grandchildren to if you’re a certain age or to take your grandparents to if you’re another age. As I said, it is a bit raunchy, it also has Doris Roberts in it, as well as Marla Sokoloff who plays a horny charmers who actually nearly steals the movie out from underneath everybody. So, we’ll give it two stars.