Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Mile In His Shoes-movie review and giveaway

From the directors of “Angels in the Outfield”, this is another baseball themed movie but with a completely different story.  Mickey, a young man who has a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome, is discovered and recruited by a minor league baseball coach from Ohio.  The movie is about how being on the team affects Mickey as well as how Mickey affects the coach and team.  It’s a very inspirational film and just happens to be base on a true story.  There is so many new movies out each week and most of them are not things I really want my kids to watch so I'm always happy when I find a movie that we can watch on Family Movie Night and not worry about all the foul language and inappropriate behavior that most movies have in them.   Check out the trailer…

When a chance meeting occurs with the baseball manager of the semi-pro team the River Rats, from Clayton, Ohio, Mickey gets a chance to pitch for the team and to prove to his father he can do more than live hidden away on the family farm, taking care of his pig Oscar.


This movie really hit home for me because my son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome several years ago, I could see Kylan in this movie.  Although Kylan doesn't play baseball he has that constant dedication to perfecting whatever he happens to be interested in at the time.  He will practice over and over and over until he's perfect!


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48 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm not on Facebook. Sounds like an interesting movie. I'm very familiar with Asperger's.

Tara Oliver said...

we like Firehouse Dog! but we have a lot of favorites. :)
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Debra Lee said...

I love the old disney movies!

Missy Maker said...

This movie looks like a really good one! I have a 5-year old son with Autism, so I can imagine how touching and sweet this movie must be!

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Missy Maker said...

Wow, hard to choose just one family favorite movie....I'd have to go with The Last Airbender, or the classic Wizard Of Oz. :-)

Ronda said...

I really like The Blind Side.

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Mama Love said...

I have younger children so our go to family movies are disney or movies with an almost all animal cast lol


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Mama Love said...

I have younger children so our go to family movies are disney or movies with an almost all animal cast lol


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CouponQueen81 said...

polar express

BeCheerful said...

My favorite family movie is "Wizard of Oz". Thanks...

Jenny said...

Our favorite family movies are Disney movies :) Thank you for the giveaway!

Heather R said...

Our favorite family movie is Princess Bride

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Candie L said...

We love all of super hero movies. I guess not your definition of family, but we did like the Incredibles. Thank you

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dnbuster said...

The facebook entry for "A mile in his shoes" isnt working.
I also like movies like Couragoues and Fireproof.

jenblizzard said...

My favorite Family movie is Forrst Gump, I do so love that movie

dht04001 said...

favorite family movie is blind side! i tear up everytime
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zookeeper said...

Our favorite family movie is Cars.
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Sue Bunting said...

suebunting1977@gmail.com favorite family movie is ToothFairy.

AMY said...

Our favorite family movie is Facing the Giants. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Treesa said...

Any Disney movie is a great family movie!!!

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bloomerbear said...

Our Favorite Family Movie would be Milo and Otis...or Tangeled

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thanks

dfraley3 said...

My all time favorite family movie is Sound of Music.
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Randi said...

My favorite movie is Fireproof.

Thanks for the giveaway, I have a child with Autism, but had surprisingly never heard of this movie!!

Barbara said...

old yeller
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Jackie said...

"Big" with Tom Hanks is one of our favorite family movies.
Thanks!

Lara N. said...

Our favorite family movie so far is Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's the only one my husband can stay awake for, and our twin 4 yr old girls love penguins. I like it too.

Lara N. said...

My family likes Mr. Popper's Penguins. It's the only one so far that my husband can stay awake for, and my girls love penguins. I like it too.

Emily said...

The sound of music.

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momma8385 said...

My favorite family movie is Yours, Mine, and Ours. Thank you for this great giveaway. :) Jeanne, jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

Kathy Davis said...

Toy Story 3 - I watched this with a theater full of special needs kids. Awesome!
Kathy Davis
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collegestudentfreebies said...

Simon Birch!!

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AEKZ2 said...

I like the Ice Age movies

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Kathy Davis said...

My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis

I teach one-on-one with an autistic boy named Paul. I would like to see how this movie portrays autism. Thanks,
Kathy Davis
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The Dawson Family said...

Courageous!!!

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Andi said...

My favorite family movie is Land Before Time. It's an oldie but a goodie.

Renee G said...

My favorite family movie is The Parent Trap (either version).
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Laurie said...

We watch The santa claus with tim allen as a family all the time!

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Amber said...

Our favorite family movie is Shreck 2

JaneSToney said...

Our favorite family movie is Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory :)

Rachel said...

Our favorite family movie right now is Cars!

tarter95 said...

I really like the "Love" series...
Love's Enduring Promise.
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lilahshea said...

My favorite is the Anne of Green Gable movies =)

HannahAchrissmile said...

hmm my favorite family movie?

I guess for family - maybe the apple dumpling gang? older fav family movie - ever after
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AmyLynn said...

My favorite family movie is The Goonies.

Shelley said...

We love Mrs. Doubtfire.
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Busy Tennessee Mom said...

Our family loves the Blind Side

Mikki said...

We have many, but we're into Cars 2 right now.

Brenda S said...

Our favorite family movie is any of the Toy Story movies. We all like those!

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