For Love of the Game

Movie review by Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

An old-fashioned Hollywood sports story/romance.

PG-13 2003 137 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Loved this movie!

Ok it was a little slow every once in a while. But, OMG! Such a tear jerker! Loved it's!

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age 13+

Not for the young ones!

After reading the other review, I thought that this would be okay for my eight-year-old. He had seen all of the Marvel movies that were PG-13 or less and knew that violence and occasional language were not appropriate. He even knows why Blackbeard was so erratic in "Blackbeard's Ghost". However, this movie was a bit much for him. He wanted to watch a baseball movie, and we had exhausted all of the usual suspects. There are, at least, 30 occurrences of shit (or some variance) and goddamn, and one f-bomb. There are a few scenes of 'adult sleepovers', 'handy equipment' and 'tiredness' as we explained to our son. That being said, our son was very interested in the movie, loved the baseball game, and cried at the end. It is quite a good movie, though not up to par with "Bull Durham" and "A League of Their Own". He has seen ALOTO, but he will only see BD after we are senile.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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