Friday, April 23, 2010

The Perfect Game: A Homerun

Go figure. Here's a movie that predictable, nuanced-challenged and drowning in cliches, but still manages to be fun and to keep you on the edge of your seat.
"The Perfect Game," based on a true story, is about the 1957 Mexican Little League team that defies all odds (they're half the size of the competition) to win the league championship, as well as the hearts of everyone both north and south of the border.
Peppered with bouncy '50's rock 'n' roll and dotted with old black and white footage — the team visits Ike at the White House — this flick is a must-see for every kid between the ages of 7 and 14, and every adult who still remembers what it's like to be that age.
Some say there are no new stories — that writers simply retell some half dozen tales. Well, this one is David and Goliath with bats instead of slingshots.

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