When the opportunity to preview this movie presented itself, I immediately accepted because I had seen the movie advertised and was interested in watching it. Since we do not have cable, I might not have been able to watch "Field of Vision" otherwise.
Starting out, the movie is like many others: kinds, parents, school. Then the story starts building when a new boy starts school at the high school. There are several stories happening at once that are all brought to a point where they fit together at the end. I like when movies are like that, when all of the sudden, in the last five or ten minutes, everything makes sense.
There were three main child characters in this movie, and I thought that every one of them fit their part and did a fantastic job. If the quarterback was someone that we knew in real life, he would be an excellent role model for our son. It also tickled my funny bone to see Corky Sherwood Forest as the mom/guidance counselor.
There are several good lessons in this movie without them being overly-pointed-out lessons. Doing the right thing, no matter what the cost, is not easy for adults, let alone for children. Bullying is something that more of our children endure than we may realize. What other lessons will you see? You can find out on Saturday.
My only "off" view of this movie is that in the real world, we do not have a camera to give us clues and put together pieces for us. It was creative and neat how the writers did that, and it would be handy to have one if they were real. However, it takes away a bit of the reality of the movie's situations.
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My opinion? If I were to grade this movie, I would give it a B+. It is a good movie. I encourage anyone who has or knows or is a child to watch this movie when it airs on Saturday, June 10th, at 8:00 EST/7:00 CST on NBC. Make plans with your family, invite some friends, gather some snacks, and plan to have a Family Movie Night this weekend!