THE SANDLOT (101 PG)

THE SANDLOT

SUMMARY

FAMILY CLASSICS PICTURE SHOW – Sunday, June 12 at 2 pm

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

DIRECTOR: David Mickey Evans
WRITERS:  David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
CAST: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur


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Tickets are just $2 for kids, $3 for adults, with a maximum charge of $10 per family.

The monthly Family Classics Picture Show film series is made possible through the generous support of the Ainslie-Reilly Group at Morgan Stanley.


 

REVIEW

CommonSense Media says - Appropriate for Ages 8+

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Sandlot is a lighthearted baseball comedy that tweens will love. Set during the early 1960s, it follows a new kid in town (Tom Guiry) who makes friends by joining a local pick-up team. The main threat to the gang's happiness is The Beast -- a giant, slavering dog on the other side of the sandlot fence (he might briefly scare younger viewers). Strong language includes "s--t," "a--hole," and lots of colorful insults, and there are some scuffles between the boys. Adults may also raise an eyebrow at the way the movie treats a much sought-after, slightly older lifeguard "babe." Boys ogle her with typical preteen interest (and one tricks her into kissing him), but it's the camera that unnecessarily lingers on her various body parts. Family relationships are also somewhat strained (particularly between one of the boys and his indifferent stepdad), but friendship plays a strong role and comes off in a very positive light. Overall, the movie has a sun-kissed, nostalgic tone that both kids and parents will appreciate.