What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Home Run examines the impact of alcohol addiction. It follows a selfish pro baseball player who's forced to coach a Little League team, only to discover that the simple things in life -- including family and faith -- can offer more than what he finds in a bottle. Most of the movie's content is quite mild, but the focus on drinking -- including scenes that show how drinking too much can destroy lives and lead to anger and some violence (hitting, etc.) -- makes the movie best suited for teens and up. Also, one character talks about being a survivor of sexual abuse.
- Families can talk about how Home Run portrays drinking/alcoholism. Do you think it's realistic? Can you think of other movies/TV shows that have dealt with this topic? How is this one similar/different?
- What do you think about the choices Cory makes, including abandoning a child and choosing alcohol over other important things? How do these choices affect his life? How did his own childhood affect him?
- What role does faith play in the movie? How does that impact its messages and audience?