May the Fittest Family Survive
Family man and accountant Martin Taylor has it all… a great job, a wife and 3 kids, and a house in the suburbs. But the vision of his perfect family is unraveling right before his eyes as a busy, fast paced, high tech world threatens to pull them apart… can he keep them together? He’s losing his top client, his teenage daughter is pulling away from him while his 10 year old son lives in a world of gadgets and electronics and doesn’t talk to people.
His wife’s schedule never aligns with his, and their 4 year old daughter is being raised by the television. To get back in touch with his family, Martin takes matters into his own hands and kicks off a 3 Day Test of family endurance and every survival. He turns off the water, power and electricity coming into their home, blacks out the windows and locks the doors. Nobody come in or out for three days. The hilarious family adventure that follows will bring them together in ways they never imagined.
This was FANTASTIC! I LOVED this film so much! I laughed so hard especially in the first few minutes. I felt like I was watching myself in this film. I would love to say a LOT about this film but I don’t want to give any spoilers. The only thing I want to say is that there is one scene where he looks up to Heaven and says, “God…a little help please”. I laughed so hard at that because that is ME! I say that all the time. Then something happens and then the phone rings – this is me as well. I was giggling so much I had to stop the film for awhile before I could really watch it again. There are great quips throughout.
This film deals with real issues and one that is very surprising that I’ve not seen anyone else address before. You’ll have to watch it to see which issue this is.
The little girl is fabulous and says some powerful words. Don’t forget to pay close attention to the doll scene. It was unexpected and funny even though dolls creep me out due to watching terrible doll movies as a child.
If you liked “Home Alone“, you’ll love “3 Day Test”. If you didn’t like “Home Alone”, you’ll still be blessed by this film.
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