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.
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."
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 /
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.