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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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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)

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

Gross:

$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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Rob Marcus: Buddy buddy all the way.
David Mitchell: Yeah.
Carrie Marcus: What the hell is buddy buddy?
Rob Marcus: If Julie knows that David wants her, she's going to avoid him because she doesn't wanna feel like she's cheating on her boyfriend.
David Mitchell: But as her buddy I'm not a threat so we get to spend quality time together, and before she knows it she's more attracted to me than her boyfriend. And that is the end of the story.
Carrie Marcus: No it's not.
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Carrie Marcus: David, you need to grow up. Don't you realize girls know when you're playing ...
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All I Want Is You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap, and Scott Nickoley
Performed by Leroy Osbourne
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Surprisingly not bad date movie
7 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife downloaded this on Netflix. We'd never heard of it before, but she liked the description so we watched it. The story line is of a young player who's out trying to score with women who visits his grandfather (Andy Griffith) in the retirement community. Apparently his grandmother recently passed away, and his grandfather made a promise to her that he would date again after she died. He tries to teach his grandfather all the tricks of getting women, and meanwhile meets a girl he really falls for. In a twist, the young player becomes a one-woman man, while his one-woman grandfather becomes quite the player.

This movie was surprisingly good for not having a lot of name brand talent (other than Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts). The younger actors in this movie tend to act a little stiff and it's as if their characters weren't completely fleshed out, but nonetheless the movie seems to come together in the end, even though the ending tends to be somewhat predictable. The funny parts though are the older actors discussing sex, like you wouldn't want to hear your grandparents talk about getting it on. And then a funny plot twist in the end makes this movie just a little bit better.


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