I just spent a delightful evening with friends enjoying a fabulous family movie. I smiled and laughed and just had a good time.
Dean Cain gives a heartfelt performance as a coach whose team is down on it's luck. As he's traveling to check out a new pitching candidate, his car runs off the road. He meets Mickey (Luke Schroder), a pig loving 18 year old
Mickey is outside feeding the pigs. He's throwing apples at an old bucket that's nailed up above the pig trough. The bucket's not the only thing that's nailed. He nails the bucket every time. Murph tries talking to Mickey's father but hits a brick wall. He leaves his card and goes on his way. The story unfolds and Mickey ends up getting his chance to try out for the team. I'm not telling another thing about the story line; because, it's just so good, you've got to watch it yourself.
There was one little scene I just loved. Mickey and his dad were in their living room. Mickey was watching a baseball game. Mickey is glued to the set. His dad was reading a paper. His mother came in, didn't say a word, but placed a plate of cookies beside his father. As his father took a cookie, he found a little card under it that changed the course of Mickey's life.
Schroder and Cain give excellent performances. They seem as if they truly are the characters they are portraying. I was very pleased. This is a Dove family film.
A Mile in His Shoes is based on a true story.
A Mile in His Shoes is rated PG. I am pretty picky about what I allow my children to watch. To me PG means I need to preview the program prior to allowing my children, especially my younger children to watch it. I found that the thematic elements that were less than wholesome, a party and a fight, were handled well. A child would see far more in a Disney movie than in this movie.
I think this rates 5 stars.
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