I'm not really big on sports movies. I'll admit it. My favorite sport in high school was curling up on my bed with a good book.
If you haven't done that for a while, you should try it. Reading while reclining really burns the calories, baby!
Um, okay. Back to reality.
We had the opportunity to curl up on the couch this last weekend and watch a new movie: A Mile in His Shoes.
Even though sports movies don't really move me all that much, what pulled me into this new movie is one of the main characters, Mickey. He's 18, has a form of autism, and is pretty much kept at home, sheltered from the world. His life consists of taking care of the animals and doing other necessary chores on the family farm.
Because I know several friends who have children with various forms of autism, this drew me in to the story. And I was hooked.
Almost as quickly as my high school years when I was curled up reading a great book.
Based on the book "The Legend of Mickey Tussler", this film follows the story of eighteen-year-old Mickey Tussler, who lives on a farm with his father and mother and who has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. But he can throw apples at an amazing speed.
When a chance meeting occurs with the baseball manager of the semi-pro team the River Rats, from Clayton, Ohio, Mickey gets a chance to pitch for the team and to prove to his father he can do more than live hidden away on the family farm, taking care of his pig Oscar.
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I don't want to give away any more of the plot in this movie, but it was really great! We all enjoyed viewing it together as a family.
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