Family Plan

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  • TVPG
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 5.4  (799)

Family Plan is a heartwarming comedy movie released in 2005, directed by David S. Cass Sr. and starring Tori Spelling, Greg Germann, Jordan Bridges, and many others. The film revolves around an ambitious career woman named Charlie Mackenzie (played by Tori Spelling), who works as a top-notch financial advisor for a prestigious firm in Los Angeles. Charlie is a successful, independent woman who is determined to climb the corporate ladder and become a partner at her firm. However, her life takes a sudden twist when her sister's marriage breaks down, and she is left as the sole guardian for her sister’s three kids: Jake (played by Kali Rocha), Zoey (played by Abigail Breslin), and Mike (played by Josh Zuckerman).

Charlie’s temporary guardianship comes as a shock to her, as she doesn't have any experience dealing with children, let alone raising them. However, she decides to take on the challenge and makes a family plan, which she follows meticulously to ensure that the kids are taken care of and her career does not suffer.

The children, on the other hand, are not thrilled about living with their aunt, and they embark on a mission to drive her away, as they believe that Charlie is only interested in their trust fund, which their father left for them. However, as they spend more time with Charlie, they realize that she genuinely cares for them and has their best interests at heart.

Unexpectedly, Charlie's boss, Barry (played by Greg Germann), assigns her to handle the financial affairs of a handsome and charming hotel owner named Benjamin "Ben" Cooper (played by Jordan Bridges). Charlie is impressed with Ben's business acumen and vision for the future, but she has a hard time balancing her work demands with the responsibilities of raising three children.

As Charlie struggles to keep her head above water, she finds herself falling for Ben, but she knows that she cannot have a relationship with him and be the best aunt to her sister's children at the same time. However, fate has other plans, and Charlie and Ben find themselves drawn to each other despite the obstacles.

The film touches on themes of family, sacrifice, and love. It shows that sometimes, life doesn't go according to plan, and we have to adapt and overcome the challenges that come with it. The children's performance is notable, and the movie portrays the difficulties that kids face when their family dynamics change due to uncontrollable circumstances. It also shows the importance of children having a stable and safe environment to grow up in.

Tori Spelling delivers an outstanding performance as Charlie, portraying her as a strong, independent woman who is not afraid to face life head-on. Greg Germann's character is endearing, and he provides comic relief throughout the film. Jordan Bridges provides a charming yet grounded performance, making the audience root for him and Charlie to end up together.

Overall, Family Plan is a heartwarming movie that showcases the importance of family and the lengths one would go to ensure the wellbeing of those they love. It provides a good mix of humor, romance, and drama, making it a perfect movie to watch with the family.

Family Plan is a 2005 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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  • Release Date
    2005
  • MPAA Rating
    TVPG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (799)