Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The holiday season always make me want to be near family and friends.  Being with family makes me feel warm and loved.  Although the holidays are over, there is a great new family movie that will be airing this Saturday, January 8, 2011 on FOX that will bring that warm and fuzzy feeling back that some of us may be missing since most families are back on the regular schedules from the holidays. 

Here is a brief synopsis:

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.

Grammy winner Randy Jackson has again teamed up with Walmart and P&G to produce the soundtrack for Change of Plans. This original album consists of songs from some of the most exciting emerging talent, and includes four new songs from the movie's starring actress and American Idol ™ contestant Brooke White. The tracks have been thoughtfully arranged to enrich the movie and provide a memorable compilation that can be enjoyed by families long after the premiere.

I was privileged enough to be able to have an advance screening of this movie courtesy of Proctor & Gamble and Walmart.  The movie has both happy and sad moments and the children are found to be endearing.  The happy go lucky childless couple (never having planned for children) appear to have more adjusting to do than the children in this movie, but with the help of the children, it all works out for the best in the end.  This movie made me think about what I would do if such a thing were to happen to my family, how would we adjust, could we make it work in the end?  I love that this movie allowed the feelings of the children and adults to be expressed openly, giving everyone a view at life through the other persons eyes. The movies run time is 1 hour 28 minutes without commercials, the perfect length for keeping the kids attention.

As a part of this viewing opportunity I also received a family movie night package which included a blanket, two movie size candy boxes and three packages of microwave popcorn, everything needed to make for a fun movie night for my family. P&G and Walmart have also offered one of my readers the opportunity to win their own Family Movie Night package which will include a blanket and the snack items as well as the previous 3 family movies from P&G and Walmart: "Secrets of The Mountain", "Jenson Project" and "A Walk in My Shoes."

Mandatory Entry:

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The contest will end Sunday, January 9, 2011 at midnight.  The winner will be announced Monday and will have 24 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Your mandatory entry must include a valid email address.

***I received the above reference items for review purposes.  No other form of compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.