Thursday, September 03, 2009

On "Play the Game"

From The Dispatch:
The youngsters are all right, but "Play the Game" belongs to its elderly stars. Griffith, Roberts, and Sheridan own this movie, but Griffith is especially the highlight. The film's tagline proclaims "Andy Griffith like you have never seen him before," and that couldn't be more true. Griffith definitely displays a new side of himself here that is both surprising and hilarious. "Play the Game" would have been little more than another throwaway romantic comedy were it not for his presence. The story and the screenplay are mostly cliché, but Griffith's immense talent and charm carry it a long way, adding a new and welcome twist to a tired formula.
Click here to read my full review.

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