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"Andy Griffith like you have never seen him before"

Play the Game is an independent romantic comedy that was released in 2009. It is about a young man teaching his grandfather how to attract women. It was written and directed by Marc Fienberg. The film stars Paul Campbell as David Mitchell, and Andy Griffith as Grandpa Joe. The supporting consists of Liz Sheridan, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff, and Clint Howard. The film received a PG-13 rating for depictions of sexual content, and its use of language.

The movie begins introducing David Mitchell as a ladies man. When it comes to women, he makes it look easy. Then, we are shown is grandfather, known as Grandpa Joe. He is recently widowed and lonely. Thus, David decides to spend time with him. David makes it his mission to teach Grandpa Joe everything he knows about women to get him back in the game. The other good thing about teaching Grandpa Joe about all of this is it makes him happy to spend time with someone he cares about. 

While David is teaching Grandpa Joe, he is also using his lesson to finally win over the girl he has always had his eye on. Her name is Julie, and she does not fall for David's trick. On Grandpa Joe's end, he becomes very popular with the women of his retirement community. Thus, we see David's advice working for Grandpa Joe, but not for himself.

Now that Grandpa Joe has learned to be a successful bachelor, he can teach David about how to win over a girl that he really cares for. Now, the rest of the film is Grandpa Joe giving all the wisdom he has gathered over his life to help his grandson. We soon find out that the goals of each man may be harder to overcome than they initially expected.

| 2009 | 1 hr 45 min | 6.4/10 | 35/100
Paul Campbell, Andy Griffith, Doris Roberts, Marla Sokoloff
Slowhand Cinema
Marc Fienberg
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