Parents' Guide to

The Pride of the Yankees

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Heartwarming baseball classic for tweens and up.

Movie NR 1942 121 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
I watching this with my elderly parents. They liked it which is rare. Great inspiring story without any garbage.

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The story is well known by most baseball fans, but it's Cooper's compelling performance that makes the film memorable. Even viewers who aren't baseball fans will be wiping away tears in the final scenes. And for baseball fans, there's plenty of action on the diamond, recreating famous plays. Babe Ruth himself cameos in the film, playing the perfect bombastic foil to Cooper's shy and dignified Gehrig. There's a reason these men are legends.

What's so refreshing about The Pride of the Yankees is that Gehrig is a man to be idolized who is also a good boy -- a mama's boy, even -- a sweet man who, as reporter Sam Blake (Walter Brennan) says, "does his job and nothing else. He gets a lot of fun out of it and 50 million people get a lot of fun out of him, watching him do something better than anyone else ever did it before." In other words, this is a sports star we can be proud to have our kids emulate.

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