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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review: A Mile in His Shoes

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".

 Only a miracle can help Arthur "Murph" Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team.  He accidentally stumbles upon a boy (Luke Schroder) who has an amazing pitching arm but his parents are reluctant to let him try out for the team because he has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism.  He convinces his parents to let him and that Mickey will benefit from using his skills and having a life outside of the farm.  What Murph doesn't know is how much his team (and himself) will benefit from having Mickey, and not just their game but their spirit too.

My husband and I watched this movie with our 14, 10, and 8 year olds while the little ones played nearby.  We all really enjoyed the movie.  It is a movie that can be enjoyed by both boys and girls.  Mickey is an amazing person who shows us that people should not be limited according to their labels.  Not only does he prove that he can survive in the out in the world, he also serves to be an inspiration and example to those around him.  What makes it more amazing and inspirational is that it is based on a true story.  

There are a few things you may want to be aware of before watching with your family.  There was one scene where there was one word I wish would have been left out.  There is a scene with young people at a party drinking, even though it is not clear what they are drinking.  There is also a scene where Mickey is violently attacked although it was well done with the violence taking place off screen, you know what is coming.

Overall, I thought A Mile in His Shoes was a great, inspirational, family friendly movie that was definitely worth watching.

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