A League of Their Own
Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field.
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- Penny Marshall
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 1993 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
Spanish (Neutral), KoreanClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Another early Columbia TriStar title. The image is an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen, and the sound is in Dolby 2.0. There's no theatrical trailer, no features, and the disc has that hideous green-on-blue early TriStar menu design. The DVD includes English Dolby Surround Sound; Spanish and French sound; and English, Spanish and Korean subtitles. The flawed print is a little goofy looking.
Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, SwedishClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; director's commentary; cast and crew interviews; deleted scenes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that A League of Their Own is a 1992 movie based on the 1940s All-American Girls League. There is some indirect sex talk ("All the Way Mae") and mild profanity ("s--t," "penis with a hat on"), as well as drinking (the coach is often drunk) and smoking that make the movie somewhat questionable for younger kids, but tweens will like the spirit of camaraderie and the well-shot baseball games. The players model impressive team spirit while the movie tells the little-known true tale of women's wartime baseball.
- Sexual Content
- Men admire the girls in their skimpy uniforms. "All the Way Mae" pursues dates and exploits her feminine charms.
- A player incurs a large bruise after sliding into a base. Teammates fight, but no one is injured. The war's effect on the home front leads to some tense moments.
- "S--t," "ass," "bitch," "bimbo," "goddamn," and "kiss my ass." The coach says that an ump looks like a "penis with a hat on."
- Social Behavior
- Women support women at a time before the value of female athletic talent was routinely recognized and appreciated. The league isn't integrated, and in one scene we see that there are women of color who would have been excellent ball players.
- The coach drinks a Coca-Cola.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Jimmy Dugan is frequently drunk; references to his being fired in the past for drunken behavior. Players smoke cigarettes. Shy Marla belts out a tune on stage when her teammates give her alcohol.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it