3 Day Test

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"May the Fittest Family Survive"
  • NR
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 4.2  (451)

3 Day Test is a family comedy-drama movie released in 2012. It tells a story about a corporate father, Martin Taylor (played by George Newbern), who feels disconnected from his family, especially his wife, Jackie (played by Megyn Price), and his two children, Blake (played by Aidan Potter) and Megan (played by Taylor Spreitler). In an attempt to fix his failing family relationships, he takes a 3-day experiment to reconnect with his family.

The movie starts with Martin's boss, Mr. Bayliss (played by Corbin Bernsen), giving Taylor a big project to work on during the Christmas holiday season. Martin is unhappy since this means he won't be able to enjoy the holidays with his family. Jackie confronts Martin about his workaholic tendencies, which often result in his not being present for his family. Martin is irritated when Jackie suggests that he doesn't know his family anymore and challenges her to come up with a solution.

This is when Jackie proposes a 3-day test where Martin would spend three full days with his family without any outside distractions, like work or his cellphone. Martin agrees, and the family embarks on a three-day bonding session.

The first day is marked by the family's reluctance to bond. Martin is used to being needed only for a few minutes, while the rest of his time is consumed by work. Jackie has taken on the role of being the primary caregiver for the family, while Blake and Megan have grown accustomed to being their own people. But over the course of the day, Martin, Jackie, and the children begin to open up and connect.

The second day is marked by heated discussions about modern technology and how it has taken over families, reducing the amount of time they spend with each other. Martin's ambitious nature starts causing tension, and the family begins to see that his work dominates his life. As the day progresses, family members become more open to listening to each other's perspectives, empathizing with each other and working on fixing some of the issues that have caused the family to drift apart.

The third day is marked by a turn of events that tests the family's ability to work together. An unexpected disaster causes the family to think on their feet and act fast, showing the value of the bond that they have reestablished over the past few days.

The movie is not without its comic relief moments. Some of the most memorable include Blake's infamous punch, Megan's fear of clowns, and Martin's overly optimistic plans for the family.

Throughout the three days, the family experiences struggles and triumphs, revealing how much they needed each other. The storyline is very relatable as many families find themselves in similar situations with disconnect & lack of time for each other due to busy work schedules. 3 Day Test is a reminder to always set aside time for one's family, to listen to them and be present in their lives.

In terms of acting and production quality, 3 Day Test does not disappoint. The acting is convincing, and the movie's comedic and dramatic scenes are tastefully balanced. The movie also boasts of picturesque and serene sceneries which depict the joys of family life as enjoyed by many families in American suburbs.

In conclusion, 3 Day Test is a heartwarming family movie that seamlessly blends comedy and drama, showing that anything is possible with the right attitude and commitment to family. It is a must-watch for families looking to bond and reconnect with one another.

3 Day Test is a 2012 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.2.

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    1 hr 33 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (451)