A Mile in His Shoes
Minor league baseball coach “Murph” is facing a spiraling career with his slumping team that’s off to its worst season start. When his boss sends him on a recruiting expedition two hundred miles away, he accidently encounters Mickey, a young man who likes to smash apples on his parents’ farm. When Murph discovers his method, he immediately offers him a try-out, though the parents are reluctant at first because Mickey is special—he has Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism).
Once on the field, Mickey faces more challenges—and victories—than any of them anticipated, both in the game and the new game of life off the farm.
Yes, I enjoyed this movie. No huge surprises, twists and turns, but a solid story that leaves you with that good feeling—if you aren’t over analytical about acting and character development, which as a writer, I am. I tried to set that aside while watching, but still wish the supporting roles were stronger, adding to the solid performances of Dean Cain (Murph) and Luke Schroder (Mickey) instead of taking away. Overall though, a good, clean (by today’s standards) family movie not afraid to show the Holy Bible and talk about faith in God. To top it off, this movie is based on a true story, always a plus.
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