Draft Day

Theatrical Release: April 11, 2014
Draft Day


The manager of an American football franchise struggles to acquire the number one draft pick for his team.

Dove Review

This movie features an interesting plot, especially for those who have an interest in sports, particularly football. The clock is ticking as “Draft Day” for the NFL is counting down and Sonny Weaver Jr. is in the thick of trying to select the best pick for his team. Sonny is the GM of the Cleveland Browns and lives with the fact that he had fired his own father as coach before his father’s death. However, there is more to that particular story than meets the eye. Sonny also battles Harvey Molina (Frank Langella), the owner, who has different ideas of what the team needs than Sonny does. On top of the pressure is quarterback Brian Drew (Tom Welling), who is coming back from an injury and demands to be traded if the Browns choose a quarterback in the draft. It features some funny lines including a comment about one young player who looks like Tarzan but plays like Jane.

Complicating matters is the fact that one of the financial supervisor of the Browns, Ali (Jennifer Garner), has told Sonny she is carrying his child. The news comes at a time when he is all consumed with the draft. He is interested in Vontae Mack (Chadwick Boseman), an up and coming player who in one game made four sacks on a quarterback. But Sonny’s choice isn’t popular with other members of the management team. This movie is about taking a chance and following your heart, which is a nice theme, but unfortunately the film features strong language throughout in addition to a pregnancy out of wedlock so we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this picture.

Content Description

Sex: A woman is pregnant with her boyfriend's baby; kissing; a comment about "tapping" one of the execs and a comment about having sex with hot chicks.
Language: A lot of language including multiple uses of "GD" and "J" and many other words such as H, S, and A; and the F word is mouthed; slang for testicles.
Violence: Images of football and players being tackled; a man's office is messed up with papers thrown everywhere and it is stated a player did it in anger.
Drugs: Drinking and a bar scene.
Nudity: A woman's back is seen in steamy shower; bare midriffs.
Other: Tension between characters including a few heated arguments.


Company: Summit Entertainment
Writer: Scott Rothman & Rajiv Joseph
Director: Ivan Reitman
Producer: Ali Bell
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 109 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter