This list is for underrated sports films, obviously.
The Perfect Game
Dream for the fences.
Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.
A touching & heartwarming movie. Although the ending is predictable, we've come to expect the David-&-Goliath trope in sports movies - & this is no exception.
Based on a true story, this film follows the journey of a ragtag kids’ baseball team from Monterey, Mexico all the way to the 1957 Little League World Series. Real photos and news clips are interspersed, too. The obstacles they must overcome along the way make this a David vs. Goliath epic. It has themes of faith, romance, dogged devotion, family, teamwork and an innocence rarely found in movies outside Disney Studios. Cheech Marin delivers one of his best “straight” roles as the local priest, although some great one-liners keep it humorous. My personal fave was when one of the boys reveals he cut his foot on glass. The coach says, “You can’t play on that foot.” The boy replies, “Then I’ll play on the other one.”
A baseball film full of fun for the whole family, based on a true story. Definitely recommended for everyone who isn't a film snob but is simply looking for wholesome entertainment.
This was a really good movie and too bad it did not get as much publicity as it should have. I only decided to watch it for Patricia Manterola, one of the actresses in the movie; but being a Disney Channel fan, it helped that Moises Arias and Jake T Austin from Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place were in it. It really is just one of those feel good kind films that is perfect for family film day.
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