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Rookie of the Year Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Far-fetched fantasy is good-natured fun for all.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is entirely wholesome save three mild exceptions: There's a punch to the face (no blood); "f--k" is implied in one scene; and a young girl is referred to as being "stacked."

  • Families can talk about formula. Does this movie seem like other wacky sports movies you've seen before? Why do you think some types of movies seem to stick to the same themes, characters, and devices? Can movies that are formulaic still be entertaining? Why or why not?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Single parent mom has dating issues that eventually work out; other kids are initially hurt by their friend's success.

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence and scariness: Henry's mom punches the sleazy manager in the face. No blood.

  • sex false2

    Sexy stuff: A young girl is described as being "stacked."

  • language false1

    Language: "F--k" is implied but not actually said.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue

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