Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review & Giveaway: A Mile in his Shoes

This week, we got to watch a great family movie: A Mile in his Shoes. It's based on a true story, about a young man with Asperger’s syndrome (a form of autism) who ends up on a baseball team and ends up changing the lives of all around him: his teammates, his family, and himself. I wondered how much my daughter and I would like a sports movie, but we both loved it. Luke Schroder did a great job of portraying Mickey Tussler, a high-functioning autistic boy who feeds the pigs by hurling apples into a basket and letting the smashed apples drop into the feeding trough. By chance, a baseball recruiter sees him "feeding the pigs" and talks his parents into letting him try out for The Rats, a semi-pro baseball team that hasn't been doing all that well lately. This was a real "feel-good" movie, as you got to watch Mickey grow as a person, overcoming opposition from several sides (I don't want to give away too much of the plot!).

The movie stayed very clean and family-friendly. There was only one objectionable word... when the coach started to say "bulls..." but slurred the end of word. There's a party, but the drinking isn't shown in great detail. A guy gets beat up, but they don't dwell on it. There are characters who express their belief in God, and they openly mention the Bible and pray. There was one prayer scene toward the end that was so powerful it brought tears to my eyes.

I really enjoyed this movie, and want to see if I can find the book it's based on (The Legend of Mickey Tussler), so I can read more about Mickey! You can see more about the movie here or check them out on Facebook.

I would highly recommend this video for everyone! 

 The Giveaway! 

I have the chance to give away a copy of  "A Mile in His Shoes" to one of my readers. 

There are two ways to enter: 

1. By leaving a comment below (leave your e-mail address if it doesn't show up in your Google profile, so I can contact the winner)

2. Or, if you would rather not post your e-mail on a public blog, you can send me an e-mail at FreeCellPenguin@gmail.com - with the subject line "Mickey"

Giveaway ends on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM. Limited to U.S. residents only, age 13 and up. Limit one entry per person per day. 



 “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.”

Winner is: wallindeb

26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. I would love to win this. It looks like a good movie for my sports oriented family.
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  5. love to watch sports movies and so does my husband
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  6. I would LOVE this :)

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  11. This looks really good!
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  12. I've heard excellent things about the movie, can't wait to see it
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  13. This looks like a great movie.

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  14. This looks like the perfect movie for my sports loving family
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  17. this looks like a great movie to add to our family library.
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  23. I would so love to see this movie, especially want to see a young Schroder!
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