Monday, August 1, 2011

Family Movie Night - Who is Simon Miller?



MOVIE REVIEW

Who is Simon Miller?

Network: NBC

Original Air Date: August 6, 2011


CAST:

Robyn Lively ... Meredith Miller
Loren Dean ... Simon Miller
Skyler Day ... Sarah Miller
Drew Koles ... Kevin Miller
Christine Baranski ... Amanda
Anthony Lemke ... Jeffrey
Olunike Adeliyi ... Jasmine
Mark Antony Krupa ... Luka
Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles ... Andres
Alexander Gorchkov ... Malinkov
Katia Gorshkova ... Anya
Mylène Dinh-Robic ... Pamela
Leni Parker ... Donna Gilbert
Martina Adamcová ... Czech Banker
Eloi Archambaudoin ... French Desk Clerk






PLOT:

(from Official "Family Movie Night" Release)

Like most families, the Millers have their challenges. Simon’s (Loren Dean) frequent business trips have created some distance between him and the rest of the family, leaving Meredith (Robyn Lively) stretched and struggling to keep things together. Daughter Sarah, an 18-year-old honor student, has recently gotten herself into trouble at school while son Kevin, 15, struggles to engage with anything outside of a video game…

But these issues all prove to be trivial when Simon goes missing. Sensing something is not right, the family frantically searches Simon’s office for information. Discovery of a stash of passports, all with Simon’s picture but each with a different alias, reveals that their father has been keeping more than a few secrets. In a frantic phone call, Simon urges the family not to tell anyone of his disappearance, not even the authorities, right before the line goes dead. Who is Simon Miller? And what exactly has he gotten himself – and now his family – into?

Shocked, scared and unsure if they can even trust the dad they thought they knew, the three embark on their own international mission to get him back. With Meredith’s sharp instincts, Sarah’s foreign language skills and Kevin’s natural techgenius, they try to unravel the mystery behind his disappearance. It’s a heartpounding family thriller that tests the limits to which families will fight for each other.



Movie Review:

Who is Simon Miller is a thrilling and captivating mystery movie. The father is living a secret life as a cohert agent... so basically he is living a lie - but this is what he must do - in order to do his job - saving people and protect his family.

All along it all goes smoothly according to plan until Simon Miller ends up missing. Now his wife and children must unravel clues and passwords to find him. It's a mix of James Bond, a John Grisham novel, and Alfred Hitchcock's - The Man who knew too Much. I loved how the family genuinely cared about one another - whether it was working together making dinner - or as they were on the hunt to find their husband/father.

I think I would recommend this movie, for at least - 10 and up. I feel it is a little too intense, at times, for younger viewers - with the drama of the missing father, the chase, his being captured, etc...

It is, however, a great family-friendly film (for older kids) that makes you guess all along - who is good and who is evil. In the end, through many adversaties and adventures - we learn who the real Simon Miller is.


See or Skip:

See - good family movie.


Who is Simon Miller? - Available on DVD

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1 comment:

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