Today I am doing a different type of review, this time I have the pleasure of doing my first movies review. Today I am reviewing the film, Who Is Simon Miller? It is set to premiere this Saturday, August 6th, at 8/7 central time on NBC.
In the film, Simon Miller (Loren Dean) is a geologist often away from home. Things are hardly going well with the family, especially with his daughter Sarah (Skyler Day) being accused of cheating, and Simon being called back out to the field again. Suddenly Simon goes missing, and his family sets out to find him. They soon find out he has been leading a double life as a spy. His wife, Meredith (Robyn Lively), and two kids, Sarah and Kevin (Drew Koles) then set out on an international quest to get to him and bring him back home.
At this point I am about twenty-five minutes into the film. So far I am pretty impressed. The plot is going smoothly thus far, there is a lot of suspense and the acting is actually very good. As a family movie, this is more than one would normally expect to find. Typically they are filled with cheesy jokes and bad acting, but no, this film is surprisingly different.
The family sense is definitely there; a bit of sibling rivalry and wit from the kids makes for a relatable experience for the child – and especially teenage – audience. This is surely a film that the whole family will be able to enjoy.
At just over fifty minutes into the movie, things only continue to go in the right direction with the film. The action picks up as the movie goes along, as does the suspense. Things are somewhat predictable, but the suspense and excitement certainly do remain.
There are a number of fights and semi-intense action sequences throughout the film so far, and one person is knocked out in the movie which may concern some parents. Also, one character does appear to be ready to kill another, although he is quickly stopped by his partner. There is nothing too bad however, and is something one would suspect in a film in this niche.
At the story’s climax, emotions run high and the sense of family in the cast shows through strongly. The commercial at this point of the film is sure to leave the audience on the edge of their seats. The film has left me very impressed thus far, as I mentioned earlier, the film is of a much higher quality than would expect from a typical family movie.
The ending, I do not think was the most realistic ending, but considering I have yet to fly across the world looking for my dad and fighting rogue agents after finding out he was a spy, I do not think I can say for sure. Overall I think that this was a great movie. The action and adventure is sure to appeal to the whole family, and the movie provides clean and wholesome entertainment that is certainly anything but dull.
If you want to catch the movie, which I highly recommend you do, it will air this Saturday on NBC at 8/7 Central. If you want to read some more about the movie and Walmart and P&G’s Family Movie Night, and check out the trailer for the movie, check out the links below. Overall, I would give this film four and a half stars out of five. It was a great film, constantly leaving you at the edge of your seats and is sure to entertain.
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