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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Movie Review: A Mile in His Shoes

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As part of the propeller blogger program I was sent a DVD copy of A Mile in his Shoes to review so I could share my thoughts with you.  I am also blessed to be able to give a copy away.  (Contest details follow the review.)

First let me say, I have really been enjoying the fact that there seems to be a lot more decent family films out there these days.  Finally!  For a while there it was almost impossible to find a movie that I could watch with my family without feeling I was compromising my faith.  Well, A Mile in His Shoe is yet another great movie! 

I love being able to share these great finds with you, but I have to admit, I kinda hate writing the reviews because I am the kind of person who really doesn't like to know a whole lot about a movie before I see it.  Ever see a trailer that is like a mini version of the movie?  I hate that!  LOL  So, I find it hard to write a review without giving too much away.  LOL  So, I'll just give you a little hint about what the movie is about.  :)

From the director of Angels in the Outfield, this new movie, A Mile in His Shoes stars Dean Cain and Luke Schroder (son of Ricky Schroder) and is about a semi-professional baseball coach named Arthur Murphy (Murph) who accidentally stumbles across a young man named Mickey who is a naturally gifted pitcher.  The only glitch is that Mickey has Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) and is the son of very protective parents who are reluctant to allow Mickey to play ball.  When they finally give in, Mickey learns about a whole new world that exists outside his farm, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Yes, it's a baseball movie, but it's more of a movie about learning to love, reach out, and take chances.  It's also about forgiveness. 

I watched this film with my daughter and we both really enjoyed it.  It had a great message, but wasn't overtly preachy.  I'd like to see a lot more films like this where it portrays Christian people in a positive light, but is not targeted to a exclusively Christian audience.  A Mile in His Shoes also helps people to understand a little more about , autism and Asperger's Syndrome, which is always a good thing.  Mickey is different, but he's a great kid and worth getting to know. 

For more info about this movie check out these links:
   
Website: http://www.watchgmctv.com/video/mile-his-shoes#biography

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Mile-In-His-Shoes/270101973014772?sk=wall

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev2T0BFetH4

Dove Foundation Review: http://www.dove.org/reviewmasterframe.asp

Would you like to win your own copy of A Mile in His Shoes?  To enter, please leave a comment on this post.  You can also earn additional entries by doing the following:

Take my poll in the sidebar and leave AN ADDITIONAL comment letting me know you did.  (If you've already taken the poll, just let me know in a comment and I will still count it as an additional entry.)

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The rules: You must be 13 years old or older to enter and not live in my house. :) Please leave your e-mail address or some other way I can contact you if you win. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ADDITIONAL ENTRY for up to six entries per person. More than one person may enter per household if they are at least 13 years old. That's about it. :)

The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, February 5, 2012. The winner will be chosen on Monday, February 6, 2012 or sometime soon after.


“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

26 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot about this movie. It looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Kim

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  2. I took the poll on your sidebar.
    Have a lovely day.
    Kim

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  3. Enter me again! I took your poll- I like the personal, humorous stories best!

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  4. Crazy Mom -Enter me in your drawing. Of course you knew that the Asperger's angle would catch my eye, even if in general I don't care for sports films. (my husband, on the other hand, loves them!) I'm always pleased when the autism issue is brought to the forefront- there are so many misconceptions about it, especially with the high functioning end of the spectrum. Now... I better win! ~W.

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  5. This should be my second entry. Facebook follower. ~W.

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  6. Yes,I'd like this movie!

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  7. i took your poll. Vicki Peace

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  8. Ye,I took the poll!

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  9. Already follow on Facebook :)

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  10. Add my name to the list! I would love this movie

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  11. I took the poll
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  12. I follow on FB
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  13. I follow via GFC
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  14. I sent request to follow on twitter
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  15. subscribed to your blog through feedburner
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  16. Okay, I want to win this movie!

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  17. (Theresa) I am definitely interested in this movie! I have a friend who has a son with this condition. They go to my church and are a lovey family.

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  18. (Theresa) Facebook follower.

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