Save the date for the premiere of Field of Vision this Saturday, June 11 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
I have helped promote a few various Wal-Mart/P&G Family Movie night events. So when I was given the opportunity for a sneak peek at Field of Vision, which premiers Saturday night a 8pm ET, I had to jump at the chance.
Sometimes being a leader is tougher than winning
Through mysterious footage captured on an old malfunctioning video camera, Sinclair High School’s star quarterback, Tyler McFarland, learns that some of his teammates have been bullying Cory Walker, a troubled new transfer student. Aware that sharing this information with the coach might get his friends kicked off the team and ultimately cost the school the state championship, Tyler must choose what’s more important: winning or doing what’s right.
As these events unfold, the camera also reveals more surprising footage to Tyler’s kid sister Lucy. She learns that Cory has a secret past, unknown even to him. Now Lucy must convince her mom (Faith Ford, Murphy Brown) and family that the camera’s revealing insight is not a product of her imagination as she enlists their help to find the answers Cory so desperately needs. It’s a compelling and intriguing story that shows both the challenges and rewards of doing the right thing even when it’s tough to do.
I love how Family Movie night makes such great quality shows that have an attention grabbing story line intertwined with learning opportunities. They are a catalyst for great discussions between parents and children. Sometimes that’s all it takes to break through the walls that are keeping our children from opening up to us.
This particular movie focuses on bullying, which is an all too common problem nowadays. Field of Vision expands the discussion though… we are going beyond the bully and the bullied and seeing how a bystander should react. Tyler is the star quarterback of a winning team. The new kid, Cory, joins the football team and is the brunt of some cruel (bullying) jokes. At first they seem like typical new kid on the block pranks that a lot of us have lived through… freshman year, low man on a new team etc. The pranks continue and blossom into bullying… Tyler faces the dilemma of just standing by and watching or turning his team mates in. This models behavior for our children and shows that doing the right thing can be challenging, but rewarding.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.