Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Mile In His Shoes Review

Remember we’ve talked about variety being the spice of life?

277067_270101973014772_1499470426_nWell today is no exception. I’m sharing my thoughts on a DVD movie. While the movie recently aired on TV, I missed it and was glad to find that it had been released this month on DVD. One of the main reasons I wanted to see it is because it’s based on a true story.

Here’s a brief description of A MILES IN HIS SHOES: From the director of "Angels In the Outfield" comes an inspiring story about a special boy with an amazing gift, and the coach who believed. Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in the gmc movie based on the book "The Legend of Mickey Tussler". 

Thanks to the good folks at Propeller (where ideas take flight), I have a copy of A MILE IN HIS SHOES to offer as a giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post by 8 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to be entered. Be sure to leave your e-mail address with your comments, if it’s not included in your profile. Now my thoughts.

Coach Arthur ‘Murph’ Murphy (Dean Cain) badly needs help to keep his struggling minor league baseball team going. On his way to find new talent for the team, Murphy encounters a young farm boy named Mickey (Luke Schroder).

Murphy quickly realizes Mickey has an incredible pitching arm. He’s perfect for the team, but Mickey’s parents don’t agree. Mickey has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism.

Murphy finally convinces the parents of the benefits and Mickey is allowed to join the team. However, the team also received benefits. Not only is Mickey’s pitching ability helpful, but he also inspires new spirit in the team.

This is a touching story of how our lives are sometimes taken in different directions than we had expected. The story deals with determination, faith, courage, and the wonderful power of friendship. It’s inspiring.

I have enjoyed watching Dean Cain’s performances since his days as Superman on Lois and Clark. His portrayal of Murphy was another great performance with depth. He plays Murphy with great emotions causing viewers to feel his hope and determination. 

Schroder’s portrayal of Mickey is heartwarming and touching. He does an excellent job showing the problems Mickey faced while dealing with his Asperger’s syndrome.

Even if you’re not a sports fan, A MILE IN HIS SHOES is a delightful movie to watch and add to your DVD library.

The movie is rated PG (some mild thematic elements). The DVD contains special features: The Making of A Mile In His Shoes, the movie trailer, and a Thomas Kinkade Painting Gallery.

For more on the movie, check out the website, find it on Facebook, and watch a clip on Youtube.

A Mile In His Shoes Starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder, Thomas Kinkade and Nasser Group North, @2011, ASIN: B0055QRYEG, 1 DVD, Listening Time 1 Hour, 29 Minutes 

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Have you seen the movie? Do you enjoy inspiring, ‘feel-good’ movies? Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. I haven't seen this one, Mason, but I do enjoy watching inspiring movies from time to time. Sounds like this is a good one! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

  2. Elizabeth, this is one of those 'feel-good' movies that we all need from time to time to help inspire us.

  3. I love these kinds of movies. I'd seen the title of this one but nothing about it. Now I'll seek it out. Thanks.

  4. This wonderful movie would be inspiring and memorable. I would watch this with my family and then give it to my son who appreciates this type of story greatly. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I enjoyed learning about this exceptional movie. Thanks for featuring this great DVD which is unique and would be unforgettable. When I seek out movies they have to be profound and suitable. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Not entering to win, as I've seen the movie, but it was very inspirational.

  7. Didn't see this movie but it's definitely my kind of film (including children and moving).
    Thanks Mason for bringing it here.

  8. I haven't seen it yet, Mason. I'll give it a check. Thanks!


  9. I love these upbeat movies! Would love a copy of it.

  10. I've always enjoyed Dean Cain. I remember him way back from Superman when Teri Hatcher was Lois. Was that the early 90's. I think I'm aging myself. :)

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