What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this story about following your dreams and reconciling relationships could appeal to young teens, older teens, and adults, especially families who like baseball. Some positive messages about tolerance and believing in yourself go along with a bit of strong language ("s--t" and "son of a bitch"). There are a couple references to past drug use, as well as a couple tense scenes.
- Families can talk about dreams. How do you know when to follow a dream that seems crazy or foolish? What thoughts go into weighing the risks of certain choices? Is there a way to know for sure whether an idea is a good one?
- How did Ray's experience with the baseball field help him heal his pain related to his relationship with his father? What could you do to mend some family wounds?
- What kinds of stereotypes are discussed or displayed in this movie?