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‘A Little Game’ ~ CFDb Movie Review

‘A Little Game’ ~ CFDb Movie Review


A little GameA Little Game

Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach Max lessons in resilience, perseverance, and how to embrace inevitable change.


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Some moments of real humor in the midst of this pretty serious film, as it deals with life…and life can be difficult, especially for children, and for a child moving to a new school.  I’ve been there and I know exactly how difficult it can be.  Here were some highlights:

  • Life is always changing, things will get better.  Don’t give up.
  • You don’t have to go to the best school if you are smart.  You can excel in the school you are in.  Sometimes it’s more important to make sure you’re learning from your own family and from books.  The doors will open for you.
  • You shouldn’t let life happen to you.  Instead, YOU happen to life.  I heard someone say one time that God gives opportunities, the success you make depends on what you do with those opportunities.  I believe it’s the same for all circumstances.  They can crush us, or strengthen us…Totally our choice.
  • Observe and learn from others around you.  Sometimes we need to be patient when learning life’s lessons.
  • Loved Max and her little sister.  Hope to see them in faith based and family films in the future.

This was not a Christian film so it won’t be added to CFDb and we need to mention that there was an unnecessary scene where Jesus’ name is used and not in the proper way, so there needs to be a PARENTAL WARNING as a result.


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  1. D says
    18 April 15, 8:27pm

    WARNING! Good movie, HOWEVER, there were two lines that were NOT appropriate or necessary. In one scene, she refers to her neighbor’s two moms. In a later scene, she mentions some “what if” scenarios including “what if I had two dads.” These comments were obviously written in to influence our innocent children’s minds. Shame on Evan Oppenheimer for ruining a good movie with inappropriate and unnecessary comments.

  2. Annelie says
    19 April 15, 9:58am

    Wow – good catch – thanks for the warning.

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