I appreciate the good reviews this movie has received. I watched the movie with high hopes, but came out disappointed. The movie promoted itself with the phrase, "Faith changes the game." It showed me a story about a man whose life did not go as he had planned. He had a wonderful father, uncle, and ex-girlfriend who were faithful Christians and who gave him a strong witness through their lives. He, however demonstrated or indicated no such relationship with God through his life or conversation. In the end, he did find a way to put aside his bad attitude and self-centeredness, but never clearly prayed or sought God, or demonstrated a "Faith" journey. Movies like "Faith Like Potatoes" and "Facing the Giants" portrayed that excellently. This movie did not seem to even try. It is not a movie about Faith changing anything. It is not even really a movie about a journey in or through Faith. If you are looking for a movie, however, that portrays the benefits of adopting a selfless, servant attitude (this guy finally decides to care about his team and be a real coach), then you will enjoy the movie. Just don't expect great acting or a spiritually grounded movie about Christian faith.
Movie is good for all age groups junior high and up. How can you not like baseball? Baseball is a game you can play, watch, and even talk while watching. It also gives you breaks and it is also about life; great times and not so great times.
I thought this was a great story. A wonderful account of lives transformed by the healing power of love, and forgiveness. A good example of laying down our own lives for others, finding freedom from the past, and discovering the hope for a better future. If you're like me and love watching the underdog rise to the top, then you'll love this film.