What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids will see some idolized baseball players smoke, gamble, and ultimately purposefully lose a game to line their own pockets. This historical piece is a treat for baseball aficionados, but others may lack the stamina for the plodding examination of responsibility and betrayal.
- Families can talk about the limitations of historical dramas. Do the characters act like and say the exact words that the real people they portray did? How can films slant a story? Were the players who threw the game portrayed sympathetically? What about the owner?