“Game of Life”
The Fragility of Human Relationships
Sometimes parents act more like children than children themselves and we especially see this in “Game of Life”, a drama about a soccer team. It is through the game of soccer that we learn to deal with the game of life. We follow five families in Los Angeles and learn a great dale about class divisions and racism as the game becomes a metaphor for life. These families are divided by both race and class and we see how dysfunctional this makes them yet it is the innocence of childhood that becomes a common bond for our characters here. And since I have mentioned characters, look at the all star cast—Tom Sizemore, Heather Locklear, Tom Arnold, Richard T. Jones, Beverly D’Angelo and Orson Bean. Director Joseph Merhi also wrote the screenplay.
We can all come together regardless of how different we may be if we just open our eyes and see what is going on around us but we must remember that when a game is over, life continues and it is often necessary to take a time out to evaluate and re-evaluate who we are and what we do. The problem is that, in life, there are no time outs and it goes forward as we stay behind.
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