What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's very little in this movie that's objectionable. OK, so it's the same old "persevering against the odds" theme that's been done a million times. That said, it's a pleasant look back at an era when kids plastered their rooms with baseball banners and heroes could be found at every baseball stadium.
- Families can talk about the importance of putting family first and plugging through the rough times. They can also talk about dreams and the determination needed to pursue them. Was Yankee right to take off on his own to return the bat? Could he have handled it differently to avoid putting himself in danger? Also, what does it take to be a hero? Who are the real heroes in our lives?