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A Walk in My Shoes

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Touching family drama encourages charity for others.

Movie NR 2010 85 minutes
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A Walk in My Shoes

This is a good movie for the family, especially families with a parent in the military. Educationally, the message is to do your work to the best of your ability, and not to try to do something you can't handle just because someone you love is pushing you to do so. The importance of listening to other people in order to understand where they are coming from is also stressed, as well as doing what is in your means to help others around you.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Chalk up another star to Walmart and Procter & Gamble, who've produced another "Family Movie Night" winner with A Walk in My Shoes. The movie is brimming with content that's both inspiring and relevant, since it deals with economic hardship, the loss of a parent (and husband) in war, and a veteran's difficulty readjusting to life after combat. Sure, the outcome is predictably good all around, and the mysterious and unresolved nature of Molly's character borders on hokey at times, but the story doesn't shy away from raw emotion, and families will be affected by its honest presentation of difficult circumstances and its encouragement of compassion for others.

The movie stays true to its "Family Movie Night" promise by steering clear of any iffy content. Parents' only issue may be the fact that the movie's corporate sponsors capitalize on the opportunity to parade their products before viewers' eyes, so food items like Pringles, Orville Redenbacher popcorn, and Great Value snacks are positioned for maximum visibility in select scenes. In the end, though, that's a small price to pay for truly worthwhile family entertainment.

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