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TV MOVIE REVIEW: Field Of Vision

Field of Vision is a family-friendly made for TV movie that promotes a plethora of positive messages for teens and kids. The most important of these, by far, is taking a stand to do what is right no matter the consequences. This Walmart and Proctor & Gamble production challenges both of its protagonists --- two high school students who become unlikely allies. The first is Tyler McFarland, a young man who sits pretty at the top of the high school caste system as the handsome star quarterback and captain of the football team and the son of good pedigree. His mother (Faith Ford) is the beloved high school counselor of Sinclair West High and his father is a former football champion at the same high school. Then there is Corey Kimble, a kid, by all definitions, from the wrong side of the tracks --- orphaned, academically unstable and a reclusive outcast. But Corey is clearly performing beneath his potential and is a natural on the football field.

Upon transferring to Tyler's school after yet another bad experience at his previous school, Ford's Mrs. McFarland challenges Corey to do better and to do more. Taking her up on the challenge, he immediately catches the attention and ire of a few members of Tyler's team. Thus begins a series of unfortunate episodes of bullying that create the conflicts that both young men must see themselves through. Will Tyler put an end to the bullying he's been turning a blind eye to for years and right a very blatant wrong at the expense of his team, or will he continue to look the other way? Will Corey stop carrying the burden of the tragedy he experienced as a child and accept that he deserves to be exactly where he is no matter what or who tries to tell him otherwise, or will he allow the tragedy that has occurred in his life to define him for the rest of his life?

I can't say that I was a fan of TV Family Movie Nights growing up, but in retrospect, I loved spending time with my family while watching them. If time permits, (if not, then schedule the DVR) round up the family and make sure you not only watch Field of Vision, but discuss the themes with your kids as well.

Field of Vision premieres Saturday, June 11th at 8/7c on NBC.

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

E.Payne is the author of DAD: As Easy As A, B, C! coming Fathers' Day 2011 and I Didn't Invented Sex. For the past 3 years he has posted 600+ articles about fatherhood, marriage and everything in between here at Makes Me Wanna Holler.com. To learn more, click here.

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