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"DRAFT DAY"
(2014) (Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes None
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Mild


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: The general manager of an NFL team must contend with various points of pressure on him as he strives to select the best player for the team on draft day.
PLOT:
It's draft day in the NFL and Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (KEVIN COSTNER) knows his focus must be solely on selecting the best player to help his team succeed when the season starts. That means that his girlfriend, Ali (JENNIFER GARNER), isn't particularly pleased with his less than enthusiastic response to news that she's pregnant by him.

Of course, as the team's salary cap manager, she understands why he's acting that way, particularly since the clock is ticking toward their pick, the number seven spot in the first round. There's also the fact that he's under public scrutiny after having fired the team's beloved coach who just so happened to be his father, and thus the locals want the team to pick Ray Jennings (ARIAN FOSTER) whose agent-father, Earl (TERRY CREWS), was a former Browns player.

Nonetheless, Sonny's first choice for their initial pick is college linebacker Vontae Mack (CHADWICK BOSEMAN) who's represented by agent Chris Crawford (SEAN COMBS). But team owner Anthony Molina (FRANK LANGELLA) believes that defensive players don't make the sort of big splash he's looking for. Accordingly, and against his better judgment, Sonny agrees to trade the team's first round draft picks for the next three years to Seattle Seahawks general manager Tom Michaels (PATRICK ST. ESPIRIT) for their number one draft pick this year.

And that's to get highly coveted college quarterback Bo Callahan (JOSH PENCE), a decision that doesn't sit well with Browns coach Vince Penn (DENIS LEARY) and especially current Browns quarterback Brian Drew (TOM WELLING). That has Ali scrambling to make sure the salary cap numbers work, all while new intern Rick (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) tries to keep up with all of the developments.

With time counting down toward the beginning of the draft, Sonny must deal with the fall-out from his surprise trade and other related moves; his relationship with Ali and her unexpected news; and even his mother Barb (ELLEN BURSTYN) who's arrived with the desire of spreading her late husband's ashes on the training field, all while her son attempts to do the best thing for his team.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into pro football they quite likely will, while those who are fans of anyone in the cast might be interested as well.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For brief strong language and sexual references.


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