Play the Game

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"If you want to win at love, you have to play the game."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 6.3  (2,883)
  • 35

The movie "Play the Game" from 2009 is a heartwarming romantic comedy that offers a glimpse into the world of seniors dating. The film, which stars Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, and Doris Roberts, centers around the character of David, a charming ladies' man in his twenties who sets his sights on wooing a beautiful lady named Julie. But when David's grandpa Joe decides to help his grandson by sharing his own dating secrets, things take an interesting turn.

At the beginning of the movie, David is shown as a young man who always gets the girl of his dreams, thanks to his smooth talking and charming personality. However, when he sets his sights on Julie, he realizes that his usual tactics are not going to work. Meanwhile, his grandpa Joe, who is played by Andy Griffith, is a sprightly gentleman in his 80s who is also looking for love. He has been a widow for a long time but decides to jump back into the dating game after realizing that he still has a lot of love to give.

When David shares his dating woes with his grandpa, Joe decides to help him out by sharing some of his own dating methods. Joe teaches David the art of chivalry and how to treat a lady right. He also schools his grandson on the importance of listening, connecting, and being respectful to women. David is skeptical at first, but as he starts to engage with Julie, he realizes that his grandpa's methods really do work.

Throughout the movie, we see David and Joe's struggles as they navigate the world of senior dating. We see them on awkward dates, struggling to connect with their love interests, and making mistakes along the way. But we also see them learning from their mistakes, bonding with each other, and ultimately finding love.

One of the most heartwarming aspects of the movie is the bond between David and Joe. Despite their age difference and different approaches to dating, they share a deep love and respect for each other. We see David going out of his way to make his grandpa happy, while Joe helps his grandson become a better man.

But the movie isn't just about David and Joe. We also see the struggles of the older ladies in the movie, including Doris Roberts' character Rose. Rose is a beautiful and sassy lady in her 70s who has been single for a long time. She impresses the men with her wit and humor but is frequently used for her money. We see her going through the same trials and tribulations as the men, but ultimately finding love in a surprising way.

Overall, "Play the Game" is a charming and heartwarming movie about the trials and tribulations of seniors dating. It is a movie that celebrates love at any age and teaches us that it's never too late to find happiness. The movie boasts an impressive cast, including the late Andy Griffith and the legendary Doris Roberts. It is a feel-good movie that will leave you with a smile on your face and warmth in your heart.

Play the Game is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 35.

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    1 hr 45 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (2,883)
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