Family movie night is huge in our home. There is nothing like cuddling up on the couch, just the four of us, with popcorn and other yummy goodies, watching a great movie. We don’t do the theater often as everyone likes something different and it can be difficult with a toddler, not to mention the costs. So we stay in and watch movies, usually Friday nights. When asked if I would like to watch an exclusive screening of the new family drama, Change of Plans , by Walmart and P&G I was excited. I’m a girl who loves girl movies, and if I think it will bring tears, that is all the better.
Up to this point, Sally Danville’s life has played out just as she hoped it would. A beautiful and free-spirited musician, she and her fighter-pilot husband, Jason, live life on the go, free of domestic responsibilities. But with a single phone call from Child & Family Services case worker, Dorothy (Phylicia Rashad, The Cosby Show), she learns that things don’t always go according to plan. Sally (Brooke White, American Idol) is met with the news that her best friend from college has died in a tragic accident on a Peace Corps mission and has named Sally the legal guardian of her four kids – 3 of them adopted from third-world countries. Now Sally and Jason (Joe Flanigan, Stargate Atlantis) must quickly learn to parent this instant family and help the kids deal with the culture clash of life in America. The story is both humorous and heartwarming, revealing how fulfilling life can be when you look beyond your own plans and invest in the lives of others.
I was a big fan of Brooke White on American Idol, and was really happy to see her smiling face act. We snuggled on the couch with our Change of Plans fleece blanket, some popcorn, and candy to watch the movie. Brooke did a great job.
Her and her husband have great jobs, a great life, and are celebrating their anniversary and about to take a trip, when Sally gets the call her friend has died in a tragic accident and left behind their four children. They left them to care for the kids. They only wanted it to be temporary, to get their lives back on track, hoping the case worker would find new homes for them. Dorothy explains they may be split up as it is difficult to find one family to take four kids in. This takes a turn when they start to love and care for the kids.
It’s a great movie to watch, because in reality you never know when something may happen like this. What if this was your friend who passed away and they left you on the will to care for their kids? I know I would be just like Sally in the film. I would worry about my career, and the life we once had.
All the kids are super cute, and play their roles well. A minor tragedy happens to one of the boys at the end, because he listened to the answering machine message from the case worker saying they found the kids a home. In the hospital the case worker told the Danville’s they were placing the kids elsewhere due to this. This doesn’t happen, and they all come together, and live happily as a family due to Jordan the older girl saying something.
It’s wonderful, and heartwarming, especially during such hard times in our own country right now. A must see movie in my opinion, plus you get to hear original tracks from Brooke White. I love that Walmart and P&G are releasing great family movies for television. Be sure to tune into FOX on January 8, 2011 at 8/7c to watch Change of Plans!
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