DVD Review and Giveaway! "A Mile in His Shoes"

"A Mile in His Shoes"
DVD Review

Release Date: Jan 10, 2012
Source: sent by publicist

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

This sweet, family-friendly movie will appeal to fans of baseball and sports movies everywhere. But it's not just a baseball movie, it's a story about a boy overcoming life's obstacles and learning to believe in himself.

The movie is based on the story of Mickey Tussler, who played minor league baseball in spite of those who thought he couldn't do it due to Asperger's Syndrome. Murph, coach of the River Rats, has to do something to get his losing team back on track. Little does he know he will find a star pitcher on an obscure farm in Indiana throwing apples into a pig trough. Murph soon finds out that Mickey will help him with much more than just winning baseball games. The story that follows also shows the relationships and struggles that Mickey has with his parents, and with his new friends on the baseball team.

The movie was directed by William Dear, director of "Angels in the Outfield", so of course, it's a can't-miss for fans of baseball movies! Originally a made for tv movie, the strong directing and spot on acting by Dean Cain and Luke Schroder as the two leads make this film a much higher quality than your usual cable tv fare. Sure, some might see a few holes here or there due to budget, but most people would never notice because the story and acting are so engaging.

There are references to faith and church, but please don't let that make you think the movie is preachy, because it's a more subtle message here. It's a movie you can feel safe giving to your kids (or someone else's kids) to watch (and they will probably want to watch it over and over).

Bottom Line: A must see for baseball fans, but this story is much more than a sports movie, it's a great story about believing in yourself.



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  1. OO count me in! This sounds so good. suitejuju(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. this sounds like such a great movie! my daughter's best friend has asperger's so i've learned a lot about this condition - please enter me!

  3. Ohhh cool! You got a DVD to review? Loving that

  4. I would love to see this


  5. this sounds like my kind of movie! would love to win!

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  6. Pick me! Pick me!! I would love to watch this movie! Excellent storyline and like how the dad comes around from being the protector to being the encourager!

  7. What a fantastic flick! I love these kinds of movies! But don't need to enter me since I'm way behind on my movies. But I'll put it on my Netflix list!

  8. Ok. now I so want to watch this -and not only because I love Dean Cain TV movies! LOL - but it sounds lovely.

    I hadn't heard of it but it's just the kind of movie I love watching at home.

  9. I've always like Dean Cain especially when he use to be TV Superman back in the early 90s. :)
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  11. I missed the contest, but I'm happy I ran across this--I love baseball movies, and this sounds like a great one!


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!