Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Mile in His Shoes Movie Review and GIVEAWAY

At least twice a week, we all pile up in the living room, make popcorn and have "family movie night".  Most of you know we don't have cable or satellite television and we try to limit the kids entertainment choices to wholesome, educational movies.  We were really excited to have the opportunity to review "A Mile In His Shoes" because not only is it a family-friendly movie but it is about a boy with Aspergers.
Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur ‘Murph’ Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher’s arm. However, Mickey’s parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey’s parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn’t realize just how much his new recruit will help the team’s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story.  A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship. (Amazon Movie description)

Our family really enjoyed this movie.  It is based on a true story and this movie was very accurate in portraying that in life there will always be good and bad things we encounter (even our children).  Our 10 year old said it showed her that when you really try at something you can do it and be successful.  Our 8 year old said she loved how it showed her that people with differences can still do things like she can but she did feel sorry for him when bad things happened to him.  Our 6 year old said he just wants to play baseball like Mickey did!  As a parent, I like how there was nothing morally inappropriate, no cuss words, no scenes they couldn't watch, etc.  The movie is rated PG and there are 2 scenes where things are inferred but not shown (one is drinking and one is where Mickey gets beat-up).  Overall, our family really enjoyed this movie and we have shared it with some friends already.  Thanks to Propeller you can win your own copy of this movie!

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1 comment:

The Zookeeper said...

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