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

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$51,197 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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$659,483 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Julie Larabee: Step 5, the Groucho effect. It says that men won't join any club that would have them as a member. Ulike women, men just don't know when they've got something good. But when you make him work to get in the club, he thinks he's lucky to get you. And since men sometimes fear commitment there's step 6, the pull back. Give them a view of what life would be like without you. And that's when he'll realize what he really wants.
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Surprisingly not bad date movie
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife downloaded this on Netflix. We'd never heard of it before, but she liked the description so we watched it. The story line is of a young player who's out trying to score with women who visits his grandfather (Andy Griffith) in the retirement community. Apparently his grandmother recently passed away, and his grandfather made a promise to her that he would date again after she died. He tries to teach his grandfather all the tricks of getting women, and meanwhile meets a girl he really falls for. In a twist, the young player becomes a one-woman man, while his one-woman grandfather becomes quite the player.

This movie was surprisingly good for not having a lot of name brand talent (other than Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts). The younger actors in this movie tend to act a little stiff and it's as if their characters weren't completely fleshed out, but nonetheless the movie seems to come together in the end, even though the ending tends to be somewhat predictable. The funny parts though are the older actors discussing sex, like you wouldn't want to hear your grandparents talk about getting it on. And then a funny plot twist in the end makes this movie just a little bit better.


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