“A Mile in His Shoes” is a family friendly movie sure to appeal to those who love sports or those who usually root for the underdog. Those who have been jaded by big money special effects Hollywood offerings may find this film a bit tame for their tastes. But anyone who enjoys a feel-good movie that is not embarrassing to watch with their kids will find it a refreshing choice.
The featured character, Mickey suffers from a form of autism know as Asperger’s Syndrome that makes him very different from his peers. His experiences as a new member of a minor league baseball team could very easily be the topics of several conversations such as how to treat people different from ourselves or the difference encouragement can make in a person’s life.
I won’t go into details about the plot because there are sufficient reviews available that do so and I do hate to watch a movie after the plot has been revealed to me. No spoilers here. Just be assured that unless you are extremely picky and/or cynical, “A Mile in His Shoes” should provide an enjoyable family movie night.
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From the director of “Angels in the Outfield” comes an inspiring story about a special boy with an amazing gift, and the coach who believed. Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in the gmc movie based on the book “The Legend of Mickey Tussler”.
Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur ‘Murph’ Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher’s arm. However, Mickey’s parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey’s parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn’t realize just how much his new recruit will help the team s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, Thomas Kinkade Presents: A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship.
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