Make Plans This Saturday Night to Watch “Change of Plans”

by Janice

“Family Movie Night” is back this weekend, January 8th, 8/7c, on FOX,Change of Plans poster with “Change of Plans,” starring Brooke White, Joe Flanigan, and Phylicia Rashad.

Movies MADE for Families!

I LOVE to watch movies.

It is my favorite way to relax — curl up with a big bowl of popcorn and a good movie.

Now that my son is getting older, I am looking for movies to watch together that we BOTH can enjoy.

So personally, I couldn’t be happier that Walmart and P&G are continuing to make fantastic, family-friendly movies for “Family Movie Night.”

So far, Walmart and P&G have produced three movies for “Family Movie Night” — Secrets of the Mountain, The Jensen Project, and A Walk in my Shoes.

This Saturday night, January 8th, 8/7c, on FOX, it will be “Family Movie Night” again with “Change of Plans,” starring Brooke White, Joe Flanigan, and Phylicia Rashad.

And these Movies are GOOD!

Last fall, I had the privilege of attending a blogging junket in Toronto on the set of “Change of Plans.”

Brooke White - Change of PlansWe spent the day on set, chatting with the director, cast and crew, watching them shoot and hearing them share their passion for this great project. They had assembled a fantastic, quality team!

(I will publish my interview with Brooke White later this week, here on 5 Minutes for Mom.)

From my conversations and experiences on the set, I was excited to see the final product. But, of course, I had to wait. The movie was still in the “making” stages.

(While I was in Toronto, I had a chance to view “A Walk in My Shoes” and was thoroughly impressed! If you liked “Touched by an Angel” then you will love “A Walk in my Shoes.” It made me confident that “Change of Plans” would not disappoint.

In December, I watched a review copy of “The Jensen Project” with Jackson and he loved it! I only wish I had more of these movies to share with him!)

Last night, Jackson and I stayed up past his bedtime viewing “Change of Plans.” Since it is geared for the family, I really wanted a nine year old’s opinion!

The votes are in — we loved it!

(In fact, we both REALLY hope it gets picked up as a TV series. It would be so nice to have a weekly show to follow along together.)

Change of Plans is not only engaging, but it has important messages about family, working through pain and struggles, and sacrificing for one another. It is character-building, not character-weakening TV viewing.

Movies to WIN

We also have some giveaway fun!

We have a Family Movie Night gift pack that includes all the P&G/Walmart family movies to date.

That’s 3 family movies: “Secrets of The Mountain“, “Jenson Project” and “A Walk in my Shoes“, as well as a cozy fleece blanket with the “Change of Plans” logo.

(The DVD for “A Change of Plans” will not be hitting the shelves until later this spring, so we couldn’t include it in the giveaway.)


To enter just leave us a comment telling us if you have seen any of the Family Movie Night movies from P&G and Walmart. If not, what movie sounds like it would most appeal to your family?

This giveaway is open to until January 21st and the winner will be announced January 22nd. This giveaway is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for our complete contest rules.

Please Note: Travel, accommodations, etc for the set visit, along with review and giveaway materials, were provided by P&G and Walmart. As always, my opinions are 100% my own.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom. Talk with me: @5minutesformom and

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1 Annie January 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

I haven’t seen any of them! We don’t have TV, so I couldn’t watch when they were on. I really wanted to though. This would be a great way to do it!


2 Amber January 6, 2011 at 9:41 am

I haven’t seen any of them, but the one Saturday looks like something all of us might enjoy. We don’t have much planned this weekend for once so we might actually get it watched too. :)
Thanks for the giveaway.


3 Sheila K. January 6, 2011 at 11:46 am

I haven’t seen any of these movies yet, but “Secrets of the Mountain” sounds like my kind of movie!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net


4 Katrina January 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I haven’t seen any of them yet but if Jackson liked the one for this weekend, I can bet that my two boys (ages 9 and 10) will too!


5 Judy January 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for posting this, made me aware that there is a family movie night. I’ll tune in this weekend and check it out. I think The Jenson Project would be a movie my family would like.


6 Daniel M January 6, 2011 at 3:24 pm

saw secrets of the mountain, liked it


7 Nolie January 6, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Where have I been to not see any of these movies. Airing on FOX means I should be able to see them here in Canada. Going to check the PVR for this week-end.


8 Kristen January 6, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I think I’d like to see A Walk In My Shoes.


9 Donna L January 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm

We watched “Secrets of the Mountain” a few months ago. It was very good. I would like to see it again. Thanks.


10 tennille January 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I wasn’t aware of these movies-I PVR EVERYTHINg and watch it later so I will have to queue this one up. Is this contest open to Canadians-doesn’t say one way or the other?


11 noreen January 7, 2011 at 12:41 am

I have not seen any of the movie but I would like to


12 katklaw777 January 7, 2011 at 3:28 am

Have not seen any yet, but I think my family would enjoy “A Walk in my Shoes,“ thanks.


13 Carole Spring January 7, 2011 at 3:49 am

I watched A Walk In My Shoes and it was a good movie.


14 Renee Richardson January 7, 2011 at 6:06 am

I really wanted to see all of them but life got in the way and I just didn’t get a chance. I was really looking forward to seeing A Walk in My Shoes. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com


15 Lisa M January 7, 2011 at 6:36 am

We saw Secrets of the Mountain as a family (with our then 6 year old) and we loved it. I was afraid it wouldn’t be appropriate for our daughter but it was a great movie :)
I am going to DVC Change of Plans and we will watch it on Sunday (earlier). We still enforce the 7:30pm bedtime so it comes on too late to share with younger ones.


16 Linda January 7, 2011 at 8:10 am

We’ve seen the Jensen Project and A Walk in My Shoes. Great movies!


17 vlbelk January 7, 2011 at 9:02 am

I have not seen any of these movies,I think the Jensen Project sounds like a movie Id love to see



18 Susan Heim January 7, 2011 at 9:13 am

I haven’t seen any of these movies. They all sound good, but especially “Secrets of the Mountain”!


19 Jaimie K January 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

I haven’t seen any of them. Secrets of the Mountain sounds exciting. I didn’t know about these family movie nights. How cool!


20 Lorrie January 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm

We saw the “Jenson Project” and really enjoyed it.


21 mrsshukra January 7, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I enjoyed The Jensen Project but would love to watch the other films especially A Walk in My Shoes!


22 Sheila Hickmon January 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

I haven’t seen any of them, but I think Change of Plans would be great for our family!


23 nanny January 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm

we have not seen any of them ,but i think we’d enjoy secrets of the mountain
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24 Elizabeth January 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

these all look like great family movies!


25 LaVonne January 8, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I have not watched these movies yet. But I have heard great things about the Jensen Project. I am intersted in that one.


26 Billie January 8, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Does anyone know if this movie will be shown on T.V. again? I missed it tonight and I am so disappointed!!!


27 LeAnn V January 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

We haven’t seen any of these movies yet. I think the one that would appeal most to my whole family would be Secrets of the Mountain.


28 djackson1958 January 10, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I haven’t seen any of them. I’d love to have the chance


29 Elizabeth Schultz January 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

I just heard about Family Movie Night for the first time today, so we haven’t seen any of them. I really want to see Change of Plans, but they all look great! I love that the ads during the TV airings are family-appropriate as well. I’m so tired of lunging for the remote on every commercial when my boys are watching sporting events with my husband!


30 Staci A January 14, 2011 at 10:26 am

I haven’t seen any of them yet! But I really want to watch “A Walk in my Shoes.” It looks like a great movie!


31 Jessica M. January 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

We have not seen any of them yet. But, Secrets of the Mountain sounds very good!


32 CherylS22 January 16, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I haven’t seen any of these yet, but ‘Jensen Project’ looks interesting.
Thanks for the giveaway!


33 Daniel M January 20, 2011 at 1:48 pm

saw secrets of the mountain, liked it!


34 Quanda January 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I haven’t seen any of those movies. I would love to see the “A Walk in my Shoes.”


35 meme January 21, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I haven’t been able to see these movies yet I heard they were all realy good and I really want to see them. The one I want to see the most is Change of plans. I loved Brooke White on Idol and I heard she was really good in this.


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