Play the Game (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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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.




  • Andy Griffith in Play the Game (2009)
  • Doris Roberts and Andy Griffith in Play the Game (2009)
  • Play the Game (2009)
  • Play the Game (2009)
  • Andy Griffith in Play the Game (2009)
  • Andy Griffith in Play the Game (2009)

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18 July 2013 | Chrysanthepop
Slow & Repetitive, The Importance of Editing, Otherwise Decent Game
Marc Fienberg's 'Play the Game' has an original concept and it's even funny in places but for me the biggest problem was the pacing. The film really drags in places especially in some of Paul Campbell's scenes (not to blame the actor) and feels repetitive (scenes with Andy Griffith). It is quite charming in places but good editing was desperately required. Andy Griffith and Liz Sheridan are hilarious. Doris Roberts has her funny moments too. Marla Sokoloff is vivacious and Paul Campbell does a decent enough job. Some of the dialogues are funny enough but, as mentioned earlier, tend to be repetitive and sometimes borders on cliché. There's a fun interesting twist at the end but due to the slowness of the film, it's intended effect may be lost. Fienberg's effort is appreciated. It's a good concept, with good acting but this is an example of how lack of proper editing can inhibit ones appreciation of what could be an otherwise fun movie.

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