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Youngsters will get a kick out of this kid's-eye-view story of what happens when a shy boy moves to a new neighborhood and becomes involved with a ragtag baseball team. Wonderfully funny moments ensue.
© 1993 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Critics Consensus: It may be shamelessly derivative and overly nostalgic, but The Sandlot is nevertheless a genuinely sweet and funny coming-of-age adventure.
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Common Sense Says
Lighthearted, nostalgic tween comedy; some language.
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.
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- Genre:Family, Comedy
- Release Date:April 7, 1993
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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