A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Never let someone keep you from expressing your faith. There may be a plan for you that you can't see yet. Trust your journey of fate. Sports teams build trust, loyalty, and character. Friendship and working together in the face of adversity are major themes.
Positive Role Models
Coach Luke Brooks serves as a positive role model because of his unwavering faith and desire to spread goodness. He spreads his positive energy to those around him, inspires them to self-reflect.
Some actors of color in supporting cast, but main characters are White.
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Violence & Scariness
Scuffle between teammates that involves throwing punches. An altercation with inmates in jail occurs off-screen. A sad death.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Adults kiss briefly.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Running the Bases is a moving (if sometimes sappy) faith-based film centered around baseball. The drama's main character displays his Christianity as much as he expresses his love for baseball throughout the film. Expect very little iffy content -- brief kisses, a sad death, and a couple of scuffles -- and plenty of positive messages about trust, loyalty, character, friendship, and teamwork. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This faith-based movie is a family-friendly watch that's packed with positive messages. Running the Bases is also sure to capture baseball lovers' attention with its realistic portrayal of the sport. The plot sparks laughter, tears, and a feeling of sentimentality. Running the Bases is also thought-provoking and could lead families to important conversations about just how far people are willing to go for their faith.
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