Parent reviews for Bang the Drum Slowly

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Talky, leisurely, and poetic baseball drama.
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age 12+
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Parent Written byopus 131 April 15, 2014

A beautiful movie

It is not really "about" baseball, any more than the opera Carmen is about bullfighting. But the characters are real, and the movie is brimming with humor, heartbreak, and humanity. It offers no pat solutions to tough problems; just flawed but decent people trying to live their lives and confront tragedy as well as they can. There are some laugh-out-loud funny scenes, and some terribly sad ones. It is an eye opener for young kids to see how the humanity of a rather unattractive character is acknowledged and embraced. May be a bit heavy and slow moving for younger children.