The Perfect Game

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Sentimental, inspiring tale about Little League underdogs.

PG 2010 118 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 18+

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age 9+

A fun, uplifting story with religious overtones that includes overt displays of racism

In terms of movie making, this is a very average film. Our son enjoyed it, but wasn't overwhelmed. The overall message of perseverance is a good one. The film heavily emphasizes the role of religion in the boys' lives from phenomenology to the power prayer. Our family is not religious, so this required some explanation. Further, the film addresses racism head on and shows its effects in terms of exclusion, derogatory language and racial epithets. While this is true to the time and to the story - it is also why it may be better suited for slightly older kids who can process that information properly with guidance.

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