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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Who Is Simon Miller? Movie Review

It's probably no surprise that I love movies.  I do.  Seriously love them.  My family loves them as well.  But it has been increasingly hard to find movies that we can all watch that aren't animated.  Now, I don't mind animated films, love quite a few in fact, but they can get old sometimes.  That and my wonderful dh doesn't appreciate them as much as I do!

So what's a family to do?

Family Movie Night, that's what.

A while back I reviewed another movie from Family Movie Night that we loved and we have actually bought another movie from Family Movie Night on DVD.  I think we will continually buy them as they come out on DVD.  You can't have too many family movies, right?  ;-)

But I digress.

On to the most recent installment of Family Movie Night.

Who is Simon Miller?  is the latest in families movies that I think you will love.  I know I did.  I was actually fortunate enough to watch a private screening with actress Robyn Lively!  How cool is that?  We watched the movie and chatted with Robyn Lively while she answered our questions.  It was pretty neat to watch the movie with extra little insights.  Robyn Lively was a gracious host and is a dedicated mother and actress.

So what about the movie?  Here is a synopsis of it from the website:

When unassuming geoligist 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. When they find a stash of passports, all with Simon's picture but each with a different alias, they realize that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. Who is Simon Miller? And what has he gotten himself - and his family - into? Not sure they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the Millers embark 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.

Now for my opinion.  I loved it.  I really did.  For several reasons one of which was there was no romance type stuff.  Not that I'm opposed to romantic movies but I don't want my daughters focusing on that all the time.  Life is not like a romantic movie, kwim?  Who is Simon Miller? was a great peak into a fairly normal family and showed us what it looks like to stick by one another in hard times.  It showed a family coming together to fight for one another and to trust and believe in one another.  It has a great husband and wife relationship and parent child relationships.  Are they perfect?  Nope.  Just real.

I can't wait for the rest of the family to watch this movie on August 6th at 7pm Central Time.  We will record it and watch it over and over until it comes out on DVD!

If you want to check it out for yourself, which you really should, here are some links to help:

I highly suggest you check out Family Movie Night and lend your support for this movement of family entertainment.  We can always use more family friendly movies. 

Don't forget to watch Who is Simon Miller?  on Saturday, August 6th at 8/7c on NBC.

**I was given a link to review this movie in exchange for my honest opinion

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