Rookie of the Year

Movie review by Randy White, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Fun, far-fetched baseball fantasy has some salty language.

PG 1993 103 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 7+

Kids loved it!

I am very strict about what my kiddos (4.5 and 6.5) watch. My son plays baseball so we thought he would enjoy the movie and he and my daughter really did! We did have to explain to not yell 'Pitcher has a big butt!' at the coach during the next game! My husband and I both remarked about how it was a little cheesy but still fun. We enjoyed sharing an old childhood favorite with our kiddos. They have both asked to watch it again. There was not anything that we were really concerned about!
age 8+

Classic comedy the whole family can enjoy

I remembered liking this movie when it came out and I was a kid, but I wasn’t sure how it would hold up when I offered it to my own kids, ages 8 and 10. But my 8 year old wanted a baseball movie so we sat down to watch all together. I have to say, it holds up really well. All four of us genuinely laughed out loud at some of the gags, none of which were mean, just silly and goofy. Very importantly, there isn’t a lot of weird sexist stuff so commonly found in movies from that time. There’s one time his friend says the girl is “stacked” but it’s clear he’s echoing what he’s heard and doesn’t really believe it. When they’re actually with the girls, they’re all very human. Awkward, but human. Also, the mom is such a true mom. Loving, supportive, fierce in defense of her son, and a great role model. As for the consumerism. I disagree with others assessment. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean the movie is endorsing consumerism. In this case, I believe it’s just the opposite. He isn’t caught up in it and it becomes a silly distraction that the greedy adults are foisting onto him. We will definitely watch this again and I think it has become a whole family favorite.

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