The Sandlot 2

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So-so sequel to a favorite kids' movie.
  • Review Date: July 6, 2005
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2005
  • Running Time: 103 minutes

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some social issues addressed, diversity celebrated and positive examples of teamwork.

Positive role models

A character kisses a girl against her will.

Violence

Rough and tumble, a brief fistfight. An unwanted kiss.

Sex

Some boy/girl romance, an aggressive and unwanted kiss.

Language

Frequent mild profanity (Hell, crap, ass) and one strong profanity (s-word).

Consumerism

A pair of Nike sneakers help the hero save the day, "Just Do It" included in dialogue.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there is a surprising amount of profanity for a PG movie, and graphic bathroom humor. There are some scary moments as a dog chases small children. There is some boy/girl romance, with one smooch, and a more aggressive kiss where a character kisses a girl against her will. While the cast is diverse and there are some issues early on about gender equality, the film never addresses these ideas thoroughly.

What's the story?

THE SANDLOT 2 returns to the popular neighborhood playing field of The Sandlot and features a gang of boys led by David (Max Lloyd Jones) and rival gang of girls, led by the "liberated" Hayley (Samantha Burton). Both groups want the field for playing, and when they team together, they battle a "real" team of snooty Little Leaguers. The drama then switches to a fear of the enormous dog that lives in the yard next to the Sandlot.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The Sandlot 2 does a good job of assembling a diverse cast, including children of different races, genders and abilities (a member of the boys' gang is deaf, and James Earl Jones plays a blind character). Not the worst movie for kids, but nothing really special, either.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about resolving conflict between people with different backgrounds and overcoming fear.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:May 3, 2005
DVD release date:May 2, 2005
Cast:James Earl Jones, James Willson, Max Lloyd-Jones
Director:David M. Evans
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Sports and martial arts, Friendship
Run time:103 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:language, scariness, mild sexuality

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Teen, 13 years old Written byKeds43@aol.com April 9, 2008

Ok

If you saw the original, check this out, just for laughs. It's not even close to what the original was but it wasn't that bad. It's pretty much the same plot, a big dog (the Great Fear) who turns out to be gentle, a younger version of Smalls (not as good of a character, though) who's a dork. But instead of a baseball that goes over the fence, it's a model rocket!!?? And they added girls. The ending's kinda funny. (Tarquel got abducted by aliens!) But it's not as good as the first one.
Kid, 10 years old June 29, 2011

The Sandlot 2

This movie is really good. PG- For peril, some rude humor, a scence of a brief fistfight, and language.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bySOCKYGURL104 September 8, 2010

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