'When the Game Stands Tall' a Touchdown Film for Families


Some families might be looking to enjoy some time at the movie theater. There are a few options parents can safely choose, but one that families might want to stay away from.

The new drama, "If I Stay" is rated PG-13 and deals with the question of the validity and love of life when protagonist Mia has to make a tough decision.

"That's a pretty pertinent query for Hollywood to make in light of recent celebrity suicides, and I'm happy to say that 'If I Stay' leads teen viewers to some very positive choose-for-life conclusions," movie reviewer Bob Hoose wrote.

Still, the film has some drawbacks, as love is sometimes portrayed as going hand-in-hand with sex outside marriage. Hoose gave the movie a mere 2 out of 5 plugs.

A movie families can enjoy with next to no reservations is "When the Game Stands Tall," starring Jim Caviezel. It is rated 4.5 out of 5 for family friendliness. 

The film follows De La Salle High School's football team during the year their 151-game winning streak ended.

Want more options of good film choices for you and your family? Bob Waliszewski, director of Focus on the Family's Plugged In, offered his insights on this weekend's movies, on CBN News Today, Aug. 22.

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