Friday, June 10, 2011

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: Field of Vision airs on NBC, Saturday, Jun 11th

I got an opportunity to preview the made-for-TV movie, Field of Vision, this week. In the early morning hours before the children were awake, I clicked through to the online link, submitted my blog info, and enjoyed an entertaining family movie in the quiet.

Field of Vision airs at 8 pm (7 central) on NBC, Saturday, June 11th.

Field of Vision hit close to home for me. The story involves a young man who moves to a new school in the middle of a school year. My kids will relate to that. The teen in the movie has been bounced from house to house in the foster system, and in the story is the victim of bullying by some players on the football team.

My son's experienced some bullying here. And back there, too. Teasing. Feels mean to him. He'll understand.

The hero of the story is the captain of the football team, who is challenged to do the right thing, right as his senior year of football is closing in on state finals. He's not involved in the bullying. When he finds out who committed the assault (via an old, fickle video camera that works in mysterious ways), will he do the right thing and turn in his teammates?

I enjoyed the film. I identified with most of the characters in the story. I think all of us have been in a place to step up and stand up for a victim of teasing or bullying - this movie certainly provides a place for that conversation to happen with your children. What would you do in that situation?

Faith Ford stars as the mom in the movie. She's a favorite of mine.

Links for more info (note that Dove gives it a "family approved" rating, "suitable for all ages"):

Mom's for Family TV:
Dove Foundation Review:

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

No comments:

OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

Created by OnePlusYou -

Stat Counter