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Play the Game (2009)

 -  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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Edna Gordon
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Dick Mitchell
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Mervin Lavine
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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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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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

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$635,741 (USA) (6 November 2009)
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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: You either know it when you meet her, or know it when you lose her.
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Players sometimes get played, don't they? A fun film, with a touch of risqué material
16 March 2011 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Paul (David Mitchell) thinks he has the rules of courting women down pat. With a good deal of success up to this point, it appears he is correct. A car salesman who really doesn't like his job, he nevertheless earns a sufficient salary to look the part of a swinging bachelor. Paul also goes to visit his widowed grandfather, Joe (Andy Griffith) at the retirement home, where Joe's fondest wish is to find a woman to "hold hands and conversation with". Therefore, Paul tries to school G-Pa Joe on the "modern" way to get women, including arranging future situations with a bit of deception. However, its not really Joe's style but the older man is soon going out with several ladies. Meanwhile, Paul agrees to play a touch football game with his co-workers from the dealership, where he meets an opposing player, a FEMALE, Julie (Marla Sokoloff). Instantly, Paul sees that he wants to use his back of tricks to get her attention. Yet, at every turn, Julie does the unexpected, making him work even harder to turn her head in his direction. Will the ultimate player be successful in wooing a fair maid's hand? This was a fun film about the gamesmanship of many relationships and the tried and true methods of an older generation's courtship. Mitchell, Griffith, Doris Roberts, Sokoloff and the rest of the cast are quite comical and engaging. Sets, costumes, script and direction have some good qualities, too. Yes, there is a bit of risqué material, as Grandpa discovers viagra and more. But, if you want a nice little romcom for a Saturday night in, this fits the bill.


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