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Home Run Showdown

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mostly family-friendly sports flick dabbles in stereotypes.

Movie NR 2012 94 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Not worth watching

This movie is geared as a kid's baseball movie, but the level of crude language and the coach wanting to date one of his player's mom just doesn't provide a lot of positive role modeling. There are parts of the plot that are pretty unrealistic, even for a kid's baseball movie. Don't waste your time.

Is It Any Good?

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

HOME RUN SHOWDOWN traffics in the familiar sports-as-redemption territory, but some nice touches give it a modern twist. It focuses on inter-generational relationships, pitting the kids-today-raised-on-video-games against adults struggling with their own dashed dreams and petty differences.

Unfortunately, it dabbles a little in classic stereotypes about girls being less skilled at sports or automatically being lesbians. Were it not for some nice touches -- a little diversity here, a kid with a speech impediment who plays a broadcaster, but isn't mocked for it -- it would be more problematic. Parents will enjoy some of the good cross-generational jokes, and there are some nice performances. Kids who like sports will love the ins and outs of the slog to the title, and of course, watching adults have to own up to their own flaws.

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