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Family-Friendly Entertainment

A Mile In His Shoes DVD Review and Giveaway

1/18/12

"A Mile In His Shoes" just released on DVD January 12th
Rated PG


About The Movie "A Mile In His Shoes":

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.















My Thoughts:

I am not a huge sports fan, but chose this movie because it sounded like an inspiring true story.  And I am a big fan of true inspirational characters.  This is a classic underdog story.  The main character, Mickey, has Asperger's syndrome. He has a great pitching arm on the farm and is recruited to play baseball by "accident."  Some of the guys on the team don't understand him, and one especially named Lefty, feels threatened by his ability.  Mickey faces many challenges but learns about true friendship and is mentored by a great coach.

This is a family-friendly film that I wouldn't mind my son watching with me.  It has great messages about friendship, how to deal with bullies, understanding differences, teamwork, determination, and faith.  The plot is pretty predictable, but I enjoyed Dean Cain and Luke Schroder's acting abilities.  Their characters were both likable and I had a lot of empathy for Mickey.  I would recommend it for older children ages 11+ due to some of the older content (kissing, socializing at parties, etc).

Connect:

You can find out more on the A Mile In His Shoes website and follow on the movie's Facebook page.


Where to Buy: Available on Amazon



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20 comments on "A Mile In His Shoes DVD Review and Giveaway"
  1. What a great movie that seems like we can ALL watch together as a family and have a "movie night" and I like the fact that it features someone with Aspergers. As a parent of one with ADHD, my son likes movies that appeal to those that are quite the "mainstream"! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I think it would be a great movie to watch as a family with some good lessons to teach the kids :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. I think it would be a good movie to watch with the family. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. I love it becasue we can all watch it together and will all be interested in it. Thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

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  5. I love exposing my daughter to inspiring movies that make her think! :D

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  6. i like sports inspirational movies

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  7. It appeals to me because it family friendly with a great message!

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  8. I love the fact that this is a movie the whole family can watch and it will have a wholesome message in it.

    canyasmom at gmail.com

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  9. It's a family movie and it revolves around a person with Aspherger's. Our son has it, he is only 4.

    mysticbutterfly37 at yahoo.com

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  10. looks like a good movie for entire family...children...husband and my mom to enjoy together...hard to find these days

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  11. I like that it is a family based movie but my kids will also be learning about autism!

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  12. Stacey L
    staceylowe@comcast.net
    I like that it is a true story

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  13. I think is seems like a good famiy type movie
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  14. for me it's appealing b/c this is a great movie to watch with our entire family :)

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  15. I loved Angels in the Outfield, we love family movies & inspiring stories so I think this movie sounds perfect
    Samantha Hill

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  16. I think it sounds like a great family movie.

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  17. It looks like a great family movie!
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

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  18. The fact that its based.on a true story. I love true story movies.

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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