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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Talented young athlete overcomes challenges to excel.

Movie NR 2019 92 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 10+

`Worth Watching

This movie was a wholesome story about strong family values, dreaming big, developing confidence but also putting in the hard work necessary to achieve goals. The family was solid. The dad especially modeled what an exemplary dad should be like, but not in an overly-unachievable way. He had his flaws as well but also corrected his mistakes. There were a few word choices we wish wouldn't have been used (totally unnecessary) that indicated a curse word would be said, but never right out said it. Again, unnecessary and could have been left out completely. Overall, our family enjoyed the movie and we do not regret watching it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 7+

Entertaining family friendly movie

Its hard to find fun movies for the entire family... we enjoyed it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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This film is nicely done as it invites the audience to come along on Kyle's ride to baseball expertise. Young baseball fans and Little League lovers will be impressed by the effort Kyle makes as he improves all aspects of his well-rounded game. This is a family movie in the sense that Ted proves to be a supportive, encouraging, and decent father who gives his kids his very best, helping them improve their baseball skills but also their life skills, especially when it comes to picking themselves up and dusting themselves off after setbacks.

Twelve takes such pains to demonstrate what doing the right thing looks like that it seems odd when Ted cheats a little to make Kyle eligible for another team. They don't live in Brighton, so Ted rents a small apartment to allow Kyle to qualify. That feels like as much of a cheat as the Oakwood coach's giving a spot to a business associate's kid instead of to the deserving Kyle. If this were another, less cheery movie, that fact might come back to haunt and disqualify both the Brighton team and Kyle from playing. But the cheat is never mentioned again.

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