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Play the Game (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 28 August 2009 (USA)
A young ladies' man teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather, and plays his best mind games to meet the woman of his dreams.

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Rose Sherman
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Dick Mitchell
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David sells cars at his father's dealership and, from time to time, visits his grandpa, Joe, at a retirement home. David's a great salesman and he's successful attracting women, one after another. Joe, meanwhile, misses his deceased wife and is done with life. David gives Joe advice on how to get women's attention at the care center, and Joe gives David advice on how to find a lifelong companion. Each dismisses the other's words, then tries them out - David with Julie, a women he met playing football, and Joe with Edna and with Rose. Failures follow success. Can either figure out how to enjoy life and be themselves? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Andy Griffith like you have never seen him before

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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La partita dell'amore  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$51,197 (USA) (1 March 2009)

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$661,209 (USA) (13 December 2009)
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1.78 : 1
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Andy Griffith co-stars in this film with Rance and Clint Howard. They are (respectively) the father and brother of Ron Howard, who was Griffith's co-star on The Andy Griffith Show (1960). See more »

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Grandpa Joe: David, I don't know if I ever told you this, but your grandmother is the only woman I ever had sexual relations with. And after last night I realized that, bless her soul, she didn't have a clue in the bedroom. But that Edna, she's a real professional.
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During the credits, around where it starts to list the songs used in the movie, a dancing Andy Griffith comes on the screen. See more »

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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Written by Beth Thornley
Performed by Beth Thornley
Courtesy of Position Music
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Solid film
4 November 2010 | by (Baltimore, United States) – See all my reviews

These reviews are a little harsh. The story is pretty cute. It has it's funny parts, but I didn't go in expecting much. It's a very basic plot that with some editing would be really good, but I think it is worth a watch.

I am a big fan of Indie films but they can be hit or miss. I thought it was a hit for originality in the story. I can agree with other reviews that it was rather annoying cutting back and forth between the two stories right when you get hooked. It has a feel good ending with a fun twist.

I do think the preview for the film is a little misleading. It is a lot more sexual than you would think, but I found it entertaining. Don't take it too literal or you won't have fun with it. There are some parts that might be considered offensive to ages 60 and up. I could see how the movie isn't for everybody. It's definitely aimed at young adults who are still maturing emotionally.


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