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Can You Figure Out Who Simon Miller Is?

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How well do we know the important people in our lives? For many of us we only know what another is willing to let us know. Many times we take people at their word and trust a great deal about what they tell us when it is about things we don't experience with them. For many of us, the richest relationships come from those we can trust and confidently depend. We long for relationships that are fully committed, faithful, and loyal.

These character traits are explored in the next Family Movie Night installment presented by Walmart and P & G. This Saturday, Who Is Simon Miller will air at 8/7c on NBC and will explore what happens to a family when trust has been brought into question. The fast-paced spy thriller introduces the Miller family to the reality that their husband and father is not who he says he is. As they take on an international adventure, they also have to venture into feelings of hurt and betrayal. As the family unravels the mystery to save their father, they also put their trust, loyalty, and forgiveness to the test as well.  
 
Moms4FamilyTV is a national group of moms who support and encourage companies that create entertainment options that families can enjoy together.  They love that Family Movie Night's provide quality movies that are good for the whole family that offer not only family-friendly commercials but teachable moments as well. This movie provides the same opportunity for conversations about the values that are important in your family. Whether you play a significant role in raising your own children or helping raise nieces or nephews, grandchildren, godchildren or children of close family friends, watching movies together can provide opportunities for meaningful talk and teachable moments. Who is Simon Miller? touches on a number of important values that may trigger these types of talks. Moms4FamilyTV has provided the following discussion starters to help families make the most of this movie opportunity.
  • When the Miller family learns that their missing father is a secret agent they experience a wide range of emotions…shock, confusion, betrayal and worry. How would you feel if you learned a family member was keeping a major personal secret from you?

  • Simon believes he is protecting his family by concealing his true identity. Are there times when it’s alright to hide the truth from your family? Do you think there are side effects of keeping things secret from family members? Explain.

  • Despite doubts and challenges, the Miller family remained loyal to Simon and risked everything to find him. What sort of effect do you think this had on Simon? Do you feel the Miller family is closer to their father now than before they learned the truth? Explain.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that someone turned out to be someone other than who you thought him or her to be? How did you handle it?

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Comments

FRANCIE-N-BELLA
I watched this and it was a great movie!!! I love mysteries/suspense, etc. This was a very good family movie. No language, etc. We need more like these. Report
I could write a book.. literally,, Report
It happens to everyone. When I find out that someone is like that I disengage immediately. I only want the highest quality people in my inner circle. I deserve that. Report
CIRANDELLA
Yes.

I high-tail it away from such people. Life is too short to follow their fruitless web of intrigue. Report
THEEXERCISER
I have and it is very disappointing Report
Yes I have and it has been very disappointing. I have felt betrayed in a big way and as a result I have a very difficult time trusting. I am always afraid that what I say will come back to hurt me and put distance between the people I love that are involved. I try to forgive but it still hurts. Report
MARGARITTM
Wow - sounds intriguing - only on tv though! Report
Yes. As in having done unthinkable, unimaginable things during a shared past. My response was disbelief, anger, feelings of betrayal, violation, disgust, extreme sadness. I felt it was necessary to re-examine moments that I hadn't understood in the past in the new light. It is NOT ongoing now. I chose forgiveness, and sometimes need to re-forgive when I contemplate the loss. Circumstances have changed as we age. For me, sometimes I have a fleeting moment of distrust.....I dismiss it. I am responsible for how I am, for my own actions, for my own relationship with God. For me, part of forgiveness is assuming the "best", and probably rightly so. There are other promises in play here, other structures of importance :-) My purpose is to let God's spirit flow - love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faith, mildness, self control, and patience. To try to be pro-active rather than reactive. Report
Many people told me that a woman I had consider one of my best friends for 10 years was not a good person - that she was a narcissist and would hurt me badly. Believing myself a great judge of human character, I ignored them, supported her in every way possible, celebrated her 2nd marriage, carried her through her 2nd divorce and even got her a job where I worked. She was competitive with me at work, vying for our boss's attention in odd and inappropriate ways. Eventually she started an affair with a 25 year old intern in the department. Her business, I thought - she was 50 - go girl. Then she started subtly altering my work,; after I was called on a couple of mistakes that I knew I had not made, I kept copies of all of my original work, never thinking it was she. Eventually the whole mess was revealed, she was fired (she blamed me), they tracked the changes in my work to her and the friendship ended. I was angry at first, then saddened and grew to pity her. I realized that it was never about me - it was always about her and that she was a badly damaged person. I am not because I can forgive - and do. I recommend it to everyone! Wanting payback is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Report
It's a movie - like TRUE LIES. We can never really know everything about people we are close to. Report
Yes, I met a man --dated for sometime, I moved with him (my children adored him) to a his home town where he had a new job waiting. Planning our wedding the whole bit. Had been told his wife & son had died some years earlier in a car accident--walked into his dad's house & met his wife & son whom he had walked out on over 5 yrs previously!! Sure put me off men in general for a very long time!! Report
Yes,I found myself in that situation. I had to let that person go out of my life otherwise, I would have sunk into the quicksand too! Report
Yes, when I married my husband 42 years ago. After dating him for 2 years & then on the night after I married him, I found he was someone completely different than what he'd lead me to be. Dr. Phil calls it the "Bait and Switch." I had seen "Red Flags" as Dr. Phil calls them, but didn't realize how true they were. Report
Goodness, I've even been surprised to find myself to be different than the person I thought I was ... Report
Yes, most recently from a person who you would not expect to turn out to be deceitful. It has torn apart friendships, and may tear apart some families. Forgiveness of this sort when the person is not willing to admit their deceitfulness is hard. Interesting to me that this will turn up at this point in my life. I will have to try to watch it. Report
NGAIBRUCE
I would imagine that everyone would have to answer affirmative to that question. The more important one is the impact upon family when one member is deceitful toward the others. As a member of the clandestine service, I found it advantageous to advise my family (in general terms) of my position. They accepted my role and never betrayed me, always protected me and we continue to all remain very close to this day. If you can't learn to rely on family, who else is there? Of course, the training begins at an early age! A critical eye, learning who to trust............Separating fact from fiction and, naturally, reality from fantasy (the latter being the essence of any TV serial. Report
I don't know who Simon Miller is but that is the guy who plays Dr. Temperance Brennan's brother (Russ) on Bones :D Report
Family nights sound good Report
LORTHOM2001
oh yes, a couple of instances. i get bitter inside and shun myself from that jekyll-and-hyde type of person...too much stress to handle. Report