On December 3, NBC is airing their first Family Movie Night television drama, A Walk In My Shoes, starring Nancy Travis (So I Married An Axe Murderer). I had the opportunity to participate in an online screening of this movie last week.
Premise: An uptight high school teacher, Trish, is a bit of a judgmental person, quick to assume that the struggles her students have are caused by their own laziness and poor parenting. After a encounter with a stranger named Molly and a car accident, Trish finds herself waking up in the body of Cindy, the mother of one of her most troubled students.
It’s an interesting premise. I would describe it as Freaky Friday meets Touched By An Angel meets Highway to Heaven. 🙂
I felt the characters and story could have been more compelling, but this movie does accomplish its goal. This is a movie that the whole family can watch AND discuss afterwards. There’s nothing that I feel parents would find objectionable for their children to watch and there are some interesting points that families can discuss together about judging others.
A Walk In My Shoes will air this Friday night on NBC. You can watch the trailer here.