I was given the opportunity to preview a great movie from the Family Move Night series, presented by Walmart and P&G. The movie, Who is Simon Miller?is premiering on Saturday, August 6th on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. and is the story of a family turned upside down when their father suddenly disappears and they realize he was living a secret life.
I was very impressed with the content and quality of this movie. It’s action packed and exciting, but it’s clean and I would have no problem letting children see it. My own kids are a little young to appreciate the plotline, but I wouldn’t have a problem if they walked in the room. Who Is Simon Miller? was very refreshing when compared to much of the other non-family-friendly content out there. The family dynamics in this movie were wonderful. The kids were smart, good kids who actually showed respect for their parents and got along. Seeing a complete family stick together, despite a challenging situation, without divorce or affairs or other major family issues like you often see, was great to see. And unlike some other made-for-television movies, the acting in this movie is top notch and there is great chemistry between all the actors.
I was lucky to preview the movie and chat live online with Robyn Lively, the actress who plays Meredith, the mom. Robyn shared how she loved working with the whole cast and how great and understanding the producers were when she had a migraine headache one day. It was fun to get some behind the scene input from her as we watched, like how cold Montreal (where they filmed) was. As a mom of three herself, Robyn did a fabulous job of portraying the loving, protective, yet understanding mom.
I enjoyed this movie tremendously and I saw a lot of potential with the plotline and the cast. It would make a fantastic series that would meet a real need for quality television programming for families. I know my family would tune in!
Thanks, Family Movie Night for hosting another great movie! Their mission includes:
*Great quality movies
*Good for the whole family
*Even family friendly commercials
I hope you’ll tune in with your family to see this!
What: Family Movie Night presents Who Is Simon Miller?
Where: In your own home
When: Saturday, August 6 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT.
Here’s the preview: