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Field of Vision
Faith Ford, Tony Oller, Joseph Adler, Alyssa Shafer
Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating:
Football tackling, brief fight
lives of two very different teenage boys cross in Field of Vision. Tyler
McFarland is from a loving and supportive family, is the school’s top
quarterback, and has led the team almost to the state championship. Cory Kimble
has had a rougher life, with a succession of foster families after his mother’s
death. Though skilled at both football and academics, Cory feels hopeless,
particularly when he is bullied by Tyler’s jealous friend Nick. Cory befriends
Tyler’s little sister, Lucy, who shares his love of books; but will the
“visions” Lucy sees in her magic camera lead Cory to a deeper knowledge of
himself? And once he becomes aware of the bullying, Tyler is torn…but with the
state championship on the line, will he stand up and do the right thing?
Field of Vision
features no negative content. Nick is shown realistically bullying Cory, swiping
his clothes and backpack and shoving him, but throughout the movie the bullying
is repeatedly denounced in the strongest terms, and Nick is suitably punished.
There is also a bit of realistic roughhousing on the gridiron, but this is not
Though family-friendly in presentation, Field of Vision does not shy away
from the tough situations and hard choices teens sometimes face. Many, like
Cory, come from difficult circumstances that can lead them to despair, or (like
Lucy) can cause them to lose themselves in fantasy. Others, like Tyler, face
choices between “fitting in” and being popular, and doing what is right. The
drama fairly demonstrates the difficulty of these choices, yet is still an
entertaining film perfect for the entire family.
its emphasis on family-friendly values, the Parents Television Council is proud
to award Field of Vision with the PTC Seal of ApprovalTM.
The PTC recommends this DVD for all viewers over age five.
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