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The Game Plan


None October 4th, 2007

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Reviewer's Grade: D

 

If you've never seen Joe Dante's wonderful movie "Matinee," track it down. Among other things, it presents in just a couple of minutes a parody of the supernaturally awful live-action comedies Disney produced in the early Sixties. Of course, this new laugh-challenged wonder from Disney also is reminiscent of those old miseries, but this one lasts 110 minutes.

 

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as a bachelor pro quarterback who suddenly discovers he has an 8-year-old daughter and that he has to take care of her for the month before the Super Bowl. The kid (Madison Pettis) is supposed to be a cutie-pie, but I thought of Tony Curtis' response when asked how he liked making on-screen love to Marilyn Monroe: "It's like kissing Hitler." Such is the lying, manipulation, and all-around brattiness of this hellacious little monster. She makes the kid in "Problem Child" look like Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette."

 

If you like this movie, you deserve to have a kid just like her. Wait, I apologize "” no one deserves that. PG

 

"”Doug Bentin 

 

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