At a scrawny, unpolished 14 years old, Calvin Cambridge (Bow Wow) dreams of becoming a professional basketball player, but that seems like a far-off fantasy when you compare him to those athletically gifted NBA giants! However, when he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials "MJ," Calvin leaps from playground hijinks to NBA superstardom, teaching his teammates a few off-the-court lessons as well.
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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; filmmakers' commentary; "Off the Hook" featurette; making-of featurette; deleted scenes (with optional commentary); music video.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there is a surprising amount of abuse and cruelty by adults in this movie. Bittleman lies, cheats, calls Ox an idiot, and forces the children to sell candy outdoors late at night. He burns Murph's only photo of his mother. Some kids may be upset by the orphanage and by Tracey's estrangement from his father. Make sure kids know that they must stay away from power lines and lightning. And make sure that kids know that room service is not free!
- Sexual Content
- Mild innuendo.
- Kids in peril (no one hurt), very mean treatment by adults.
- Brief mild language
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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