It’s movie time, it’s movie time, and Momma V loves Family Movie Night movies! And the premiere of the latest Family Movie Night Movie, made possible by P&G and Walmart, Who Is Simon Miller? is on Saturday, August 6 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Hubs and I previewed Who is Simon Miller? and thoroughly enjoyed it!
The plot: When unassuming geologist Simon Miller mysteriously disappears one night, the Miller family is thrown into a desperate search to find him. Simon’s wife Meredith and their two kids, Sarah, 18, and Kevin, 15, frantically search Simon’s office for information. They find a stash of passports, all of which have Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, they realize that Simon has been keeping more than a few secrets. They find themselves asking two important questions… Who is Simon Miller? And what has he gotten himself – and his family – into? Not sure they can even trust the Simon they thought they knew, the Millers set out on an international mission to get him back. It’s a heart-pounding adventure that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other. (The movie stars Robyn Lively, Loren Dean, Skyler Day, Drew Koles, and Christine Baranski.)
My thoughts: This movie is faster paced than previous Family Movie Night movies. It does have hand-to-hand fighting, chase scenes, and shooting (though no guts and gore are depicted). I typically don’t allow my kids to watch films with shooting and fighting, unless they are the old John Wayne or Walker Texas Ranger type shows, and this film was just that… a modern take on John Wayne type violence with no bodies shown. It’s like a great cross between Spy Kids and 007, without bad language and bedroom scenes. It is an exciting movie that you don’t want to miss!
I’ve always struggled with the concept of lying for the greater good, and this movie is no different. Who Is Simon Miller? shows that families can work past anything, when they decide it is worth it.
Core Values on Display: Honesty, Trust, Teamwork, Integrity, and Altruism.
So, get your popcorn and tune in on Saturday, August 6 on NBC at 8 ET/7 CT. Until then, check out the Family Movie Night Facebook Page!
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.