As a parent, I always hope that I am teaching my boys to know right from wrong and to make good decisions. When the day comes that we send our children out into the world, I hope that they find a role model or advocate that also has their best interests in mind. But what happens when those lines blur and when those who should know better steer your child in the wrong direction? P&G’s Game of Your Life, airing this Friday, tackles just this storyline. Get the popcorn and kids ready for a family movie night!
Game of Your Life centers on Zach Taylor, a teen who recently lost his mother and has a family auto mechanic business in danger of being lost to the bank. Zach has a loving family but because of his personal background seems to have grown wiser beyond his years by taking some of the financial burdens upon himself. He has a love of gaming which feeds into his life, and he even had created his own app to allow users to diagnose problems with their car via a phone. Being accepted into a top-notch video game design program seems to be the next step in a promising career path for Zach.
At the elite gaming school, Zach has another “family” with which he bonds as well as a loving couple who are not only his professors but also his landlords. There is one major no-no at the school during the first three months of study – no outside consulting, period. One of the school’s administrators is a powerful gaming icon, Marcus Bentton, who attempts to lead Zach astray with promising consulting work. Taking outside work would help Zach’s financially strapped father and to fulfill Marcus’ own selfish plan. Marcus is exactly the type of manipulating figurehead that I hope my sons steer clear of when they are older.
Supported by his father and his new gaming family, Zach begins to understand that home is where those you love are, not necessarily a building or location where you grew up. A bloodline is not the only thing that bonds a family – a family provides strength, lifts you up when you are down as well make tough decisions in your best interest. And home is wherever the arms of those you love most are.
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*Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.