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Play the Game (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 August 2009 (USA)
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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.

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David Mitchell
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Grandpa Joe
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Rose Sherman
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Julie Larabee
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Dick Mitchell
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Rob Marcus
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Carrie Marcus
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Claire Cranston
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Gillian
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Sergio
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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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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$635,741 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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Trivia

In the bedroom scene between Andy Griffith and Liz Sheridan, because of satin sheets and a satin nightgown, Liz Sheridan almost slid right off the bed before the director caught her. Andy kept right on with the scene as if nothing had happened. See more »

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Grandpa Joe: I started out as a baby sucking on a breast and, by golly, that's the way I want to end up.
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During the credits, around where it starts to list the songs used in the movie, a dancing Andy Griffith comes on the screen. See more »

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Can't You See
Written by Marty Wereski
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Loved It, Andy's Best since Waitress
25 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a guest of FilmMetro.com I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing this movie on 8-25-2009. Here is Phoenix this film will open on Friday the 28th. As Grandpa Joe, Andy Griffith is just wonderful and plays the 84 year old in a role he was born to play. Mr. Griffith played a character known as Old Joe in Waitress a few years back and was very good in that role but even better here as a retirement home widower learning how to pick up women from his grandson, a "player" car salesman with all the right moves. This film is a comedy gem that keeps delivering the laughs from start to finish. Hard to believe Grandpa Joe is getting more action than his grandson. I highly recommend this for all ages. Lots of comedy, lots of laughs and just the right amount of love and romance with a cute twist at the end.


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