“Who is Simon Miller?” is a family movie brought to you by P&G and Walmart that premieres this Saturday, August 6 on NBC at 8pm ET/7pm CT. Not too long ago I had the chance to preview my first ever P&G/Walmart movie “Field of Vision“. I enjoy these movies because they are movies that you can watch with the whole family without worrying about a lot of violence or inappropriate language.
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.
I enjoyed the intrigue and mystery surrounding Simon Miller and his hidden profession from his family. I think my oldest son would love the character Kevin Miller who had the uncanny ability to solve logical problems easily. He reminds me of my son in some ways both very logical and intelligent. I enjoyed the acting talent more so of the younger cast both Skyler Day and Drew Koles. There characters seemed realistic and believable.
The plot was fun but definitely not realistic, but then who wants watch movies to see reality, you can watch reality TV for that! I especially enjoyed the fact that towards the end of the movie the family grew closer because of their experience with their father. The plight of the daughter and her issue at school is one I can relate to as a parent. It is very hard to know when your children are truthful and when they are well….not so truthful.
The movie is a wholesome movie for the family to enjoy which is the aim of P&G and Walmart. If you would like see what this movie is about feel free to watch the trailer below.
“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.” You may read more of my disclosure here.