Who is Simon Movie? Movie Review

I was given a chance to view an advance screening of Who is Simon Miller? [website], the latest collaboration between Wal-Mart and Proctor and Gamble and their Family Movie Night [facebook].  The movie will premiere on Saturday August 6th, on NBC at 8PM/7PM central.  P&G’s movies are good in quality with regards to production and morals.  Who is Simon Miller? focuses on the ability to trust one another.

The movie begins on the streets of a European country in the middle of a chase you’d see in a Jason Bourne movie.  During the chase, the chaser’s phone rings and he starts having a nonchalant conversation with his wife back in the states about what time he’s going to be home.  It was during this part it reminded me of True Lies.

To the world and to his family, Simon Miller is a big shot geologist.  But when he’s not pretending to save the world from rock formations, he’s actually saving the world via a super secret “answers only to the executive branch” agency.

Simon comes home from his covert operation only to be called out again.  His wife and teenage kids are used to his coming and goings and while it’s frustrating, they don’t think anything of it.

It’s not until Simon is ambushed on a mission and “off the grid” when his family gets worried.  They do a little digging and find out his secret (finding passports under different names and a garage full of sweet cars) and go looking for him.

The wife is totally understanding with the cache of fake id’s and seemingly other life he’s living, but does not believe her daughter did not cheat on a test. The remainder of the movie is a “who can you trust” thriller.

Aside from the one flaw about mom believing dad’s secret life more than her daughter’s admission of not cheating, you have a pretty good action, thriller, non-violent family movie.

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Dad Central Consulting on behalf of P&G and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”