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ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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What You Need To Know:

In ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, a fantasy comes true when a 12-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly acquires a pitching arm so good, the Chicago Cubs want him to play for them. A delightful comedy, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR should tap into the dreams of children of all ages and capture a sizable summer audience, although this otherwise wholesome movie regrettably contains a few foul words, some childish name calling and repeated exclamations (e.g., "Oh, my God!").

Content:

(B, C, L) A positive portrayal of virtuous wisdom triumphing over greed combining with several other Christian virtues and marred by: roughly 6 or 7 obscenities, some childish name calling & consecutive instances of calling upon God in repeated exclamations (e.g., "Oh, my God!").

More Detail:

In ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, twelve-year-old Henry Rowengartner’s dreams come true when he gets to pitch for the Chicago Cubs. An average boy, Henry plays an embarrassing game of little league baseball with his friends. One day, he falls and breaks his arm. After it heals, the doctor is amazed to discover that the tendons have mysteriously fused with the bones giving Henry tremendous pitching power. Later, Henry and his friends are at Wrigley Field watching baseball practice. Henry retrieves a ball and throws it with incredible force leading the manager to declare: “Find the person who threw that ball!” They find Henry and sign him up with the lackluster Cubs. The fans adore Henry, but the Cubs’ once-brilliant, now-declining pitcher, Chet, warns him: ” Don’t take this game too seriously ’cause one day your gift will be gone.”

Behind the fantasy of Henry trying to pitch the Cubs into the World Series, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR proclaims the message that family, humility and wisdom are more desirable than fame and fortune. Much of the movie was filmed at Wrigley Field, built in 1916, and steeped in tradition. A delightful comedy, ROOKIE OF THE YEAR should tap into the dreams of children of all ages and capture a sizable summer audience, although this otherwise wholesome movie regrettably contains a few foul words, some childish name calling and repeated exclamations (e.g., “Oh, my God!”).

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