The Game Plan

  • U
  • Andy Fickman (2007)
  • US
  • 105 min
The Game Plan
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Ever since swapping wrestling for acting, The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) has carved a niche for himself as a personable leading man in films like Welcome to the Jungle Tooth Fairy. This Disney family comedy proves once again that he's more than just a moonlighting muscleman as he throws himself into scenes of child-friendly slapstick with surprising gusto. Johnson plays pro footballer Joe Kingman, a quarterback with the (fictional) Boston Rebels whose multimillion-dollar bachelor life is upended by the unexpected arrival of eight-year-old Peyton (Madison Pettis), the daughter he never knew he had. Juggling his new responsibilities delivers the usual life lessons, although the real draw lies in seeing Johnson's light comic touch put to superb use in high jinks involving water pistols, Swan Lake ballet recitals and a pet bulldog in a tutu. The supporting cast includes Morris Chestnut and Kyra Sedgwick, whose obvious enjoyment adds an unexpected degree of infectious enthusiasm.

Plot Summary

Sports comedy starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. An American football superstar finds his bachelor lifestyle threatened when the eight-year-old daughter he never knew he had turns up unannounced on his doorstep.

Cast and crew


Joe Kingman
Dwayne Johnson
Peyton Kelly
Madison Pettis
Stella Peck
Kyra Sedgwick
Monique Vasquez
Roselyn Sanchez
Travis Sanders
Morris Chestnut
Kyle Cooper
Hayes MacArthur
Jamal Webber
Brian White
Clarence Monroe
Jamal Duff
Karen Kelly
Paige Turco
Coach Mark Maddox
Gordon Clapp


Andy Fickman

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 7 Mar 2008
Certificate U
Buena Vista Home Entertainment