Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Mile In His Shoes

Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in A Mile In His Shoes, part of the Thomas Kinkade Presents series. 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. Based on the novel The Legend Of Mickey Tussler by Frank Nappi, this is the story of Mickey Tussler (Schroder), a boy with Asperger Syndrome ( a form of autism), who is also a fantastic pitcher. When Arthur "Murph" Murphy (Cain) is out to visit a potential new recruit, his car goes into a ditch near the Tussler's farm. After observing his incredible pitching ability, he persuades Mickey's reluctant parents to let him join the team. This is a film that shows the power of faith, friendship, and determination to overcome obstacles.

This is a fairly good film for the entire family to watch. Some parts of it didn't ring quite true with me, but I think it was due to making it more of a family-friendly film. I read some reviews of the book and it was set in the 1940s and the father was abusive. The film is updated, and many of the darker aspects are glossed over. You suspect the father is abusive, but I think they went a bit too far in trying to give him a better image. It is another of those things that may have just been my mood at the time I viewed it. Of course, I think the film sounds more to my liking than the book would, esp for sharing with the kids. Some scenes are a bit intense, but more is inferred than shown. There is no foul language or sex, but there is a bit of violence. I would call this more "family" than "faith"-based, though. I remember seeing a Bible, but faith is not overly emphasized. Overall, though, I would recommend it as a film for your personal family library.

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Cindy said...

Joette is the first to say she wants entered.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It's good that there are more films and books made that speak of faith and how we should base our life on it! Have a great weekend! Patsy from

Cindy said...

Patsy, there are some wonderful faith-based films and books available, and it always surprises me how few people seem to be aware of them. On the other hand, I am usually clueless about the secular stuff! :)
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. You have a great weekend too!