A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What 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.
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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?
The Sandlot 2 is not the worst movie for kids, but nothing really special, either. It 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).
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- In theaters: May 3, 2005
- On DVD or streaming: 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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