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A League of Their Own Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 10+

Terrific tweens-and-up story of women's baseball.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that some indirect sex talk and mild profanity make the movie somewhat questionable for younger kids, but tweens will like the spirit of camaraderie and the well-shot baseball games. The players model impressive team spirit while the movie tells the little-known true tale of women's wartime baseball.

  • Families can talk about women's role (or lack thereof) in most professional sports. Do you think women could compete equally on men's teams? Why or why not?
  • In order to keep the game popular with fans, the players flaunted their femininity. Do you think this was all in good fun, a sign of the times, or somewhat demeaning to great athletes? 

The good stuff
  • message true3

    Messages: The league isn't integrated, and in one scene we see that there are women of color who would have been excellent ball players. A few sex-related jokes.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: The war's effect on the home front leads to some tense moments.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Men admire the girls in their skimpy uniforms. "All the Way Mae" pursues dates and exploits her feminine charms.

  • language false3

    Language: Jimmy Dugan can be crass. All typical swear words minus the "f" word, but not used liberally. Some taunts with body parts mentioned.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Jimmy Dugan is frequently drunk in the movie's beginning.

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