Home Run

2013 PG-13 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD

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Home Run

2013 PG-13 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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To cure his drinking problem, pro baseball star Cory Brand returns to his hometown and begins coaching a Little League team as part of his rehab. After faking his recovery at first, Cory starts to glimpse real redemption in the kids playing for him.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby True HD
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
  • Scott Elrod
  • Dorian Brown
  • Charles Henry Wyson
  • James Devoti
  • Nicole Leigh
  • Juan Martinez
  • Drew Waters
  • Robert Peters
  • Vivica A. Fox
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Reviews

age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Home Run examines the impact of alcohol addiction. It follows a selfish pro baseball player who's forced to coach a Little League team, only to discover that the simple things in life -- including family and faith -- can offer more than what he finds in a bottle. Most of the movie's content is quite mild, but the focus on drinking -- including scenes that show how drinking too much can destroy lives and lead to anger and some violence (hitting, etc.) -- makes the movie best suited for teens and up. Also, one character talks about being a survivor of sexual abuse.

Sexual Content

Two characters flirt and hint at a shared romantic past.

Violence

Cory is prone to bouts of rage. He hits another man during an argument and sometimes hits furniture and throws household objects. A woman talks about being a survivor of sexual abuse.

Language

Infrequent, tame insult/potty language, including "butt," "fart" and "that sucks."

Social Behavior

Fighting alcohol addiction is difficult, but it can be done, and Cory shows that giving up liquor can make him into a much better person.

Consumerism

A baseball player mentions Nike shoes and enjoys driving a Corvette.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The film focuses on the effects of alcoholism, and the main character drinks heavily and often. He drives drunk, gets angry, hits people, and causes lots of trouble while intoxicated. He later realizes the error of his ways.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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