In the film “If I Stay” (PG-13), teenager Mia is injured in a traffic accident and ends up in the hospital. While her body is in a comatose state, she has an out of body experience and the decision is left to her whether she’ll stay in this world or move onto the next. That’s complicated by the presence of a boy she’s in love with. Bob says there’s so me good themes here including the idea that sacrifice is an important part of love. But Bob also points out that the teenage boy love interest comes across as more creepy then endearing and even tries to take advantage of Mia a couple of times in the film. So he only gave it a 2 out of 5 for family friendliness.
On the flip side, the film “When the Game Stands Tall” which follows coach Bob Ladouceur, the winningest football coach in history, who led his high school football team to 150 consecutive wins between 1992 and 2003. The movie follows what happens when that streak comes to an end and how we can convince his team of what he really believes: that it’s about character and how you play, not if you win or lose. Bob says it’s a great sports movie, but it’s more than just a sports movie and gave it 4.5 out of 5 for family friendliness.
Listen to our conversation below and check out the full reviews at the Plugged In website.
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