I LOVE these Thomas Kinkade movies!! From the director of “Angels in the Outfield” comes an inspiring story about a special boy with an amazing gift, and the coach who believed. Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in the GMC movie based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”.
My 4-year-old son really enjoyed the songs at the beginning of the movie and though he had never heard it before and didn’t know a single word he still tried to mumble along to the music. 🙂 The kids and I all snuggled together on the coach for this great family movie. Words that come to mind when I try to describe this movie are: hope, trust, family, believing and the power of friendship and teamwork. A coach is at a loss with his losing minor league baseball team. By chance he ends up in the ditch in the middle of nowhere and finds Mickey. Mickey is a young farm boy with an amazing pitcher’s arm and Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Coach Murphy somehow convinces Mickey’s parents to let him try out and the real story begins. A story of hope and taking chances. This movie is rated PG and is 89 minutes long. At one point in the movie the coach, out of frustration with another team, says, “This is bullshit” but that is the only questionable language we heard in the movie. I think they also went a little over board on how dumb they make this country family out to be. It was, however, a very inspiring movie and yet frustrating at point as we found ourselves getting upset with Mickey’s father in the beginning and at poor decisions that were made by teammates but the ending was so amazing and fulfilling. If you haven’t heard about this movie take a look at the short trailer.
Thanks to Propeller I was given this movie to review and they have a copy in their office on hold for the ONE lucky winner of this giveaway. This giveaway Ends February 3, 2012. Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
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