Under the direction of Andy Fickman, Playing With Fire is the perfect family movie. The movie’s storyline provides a nice balance between the real life pressures that come along with rearing kids and having a family, with just the right amount of humor. When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) and his elite team of firefighters (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, and Tyler Mane) come to the rescue of three precocious siblings: 16-year old Brynn (Brianna Hildebrand), 10-year old Will (Christian Convery) and nearly 4-year old Zoey (Finley Rose Slater), they all quickly realize that children are unpredictable. Though big in stature and skilled at extinguishing wild fires, these firemen and highly trained smokejumpers come to learn that having kids around the fire depot has its perks, but that this particular task will not be that easy.
As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, they all come to learn the power of embracing vulnerability, the positive effects of having a family and embrace the notion that having kids around may not always provide the most perfect circumstances, but that once kids are in your life—it’s hard to imagine your life without them.
There are many positive kid-friendly and family-centric themes within the movie such as: not taking having a family for granted, the ideal that kids can soften your heart, and there’s a sub-narrative on the possibilities of adoption. Additionally, adult viewers as well as children get to get a glimpse inside of a fire depot, learn about the different types of fire fighters, and learn about some of the training techniques that firefighters apply when training. This movie will provide a wonderful opportunity to discuss fire safety with your children as well.
In this movie, it is refreshing to see adults playing with children, spending time watching television together as well as working out those not so comfortable kinks.Life at the fire depot quickly changes for the men around the place. From watching episodes of My Little Pony to kid-proofing danger zones, the men begin to show their softer sides and start to embrace looking at life from a kid’s perspective.
John Cena And Keegan-Michael Key Talk My Little Pony, Candy And SmokeJumping
Playing With Fire - Moms.com John Cena And Keegan-Michael Key Talk My Little Pony, Candy And SmokeJumping
Moms.com chats with John Cena and Keegan-Michael Key ahead of the release of their new kid-friendly movie Playing With Fire. #PlayingWithFireMoviePosted by Hot Moms Club Buzz on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Playing With Fire is all about the kids and there are many lessons learned conveyed within the movie. Check out Moms.com kid-friendly interviews with the director and some of the members of the cast of this endearing film. In the interview below, Cena and Key chat about their favorite candy, My Little Pony, what it’s like working with kids and what a SmokeJumper actually does.
Director Andy Fickman and Brianna Hildebrand talk Siblings, Candy And More
Another theme within the movie is siblings, the natural playfulness of kids and the beauty of imperfect moments. In the following interview Moms.com chats with the director, Andy Fickman and Brianna Hildebrand, and they discuss: siblings, their favorite candy and as well as their favorite scenes shooting in the movie. Check it out below!
Playing With Fire - Moms.com Talks With Andy Fickman & Brianna Hildebrand
Moms.com chats with the director, Andy Fickman and Brianna Hildebrand, and they discuss: siblings, their favorite candy and as well as their favorite scenes shooting in the movie. #PlayingWithFireMovie Playing With FirePosted by Hot Moms Club Buzz on Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Cast: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Tyler Mane, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer, Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater.
Playing With Fire premieres nationwide on Friday, November 8th, 2019.