A new kid in town joins a group of baseball-playing friends
and soon finds himself entranced with the world of baseball.
The Sandlot (1993)
Directed by David M. Evans
Written by David M. Evans and Robert Gunter
Starring Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna,
Chauncey Leopardi, Marty York, Brandon Adams,
Grant Gelt, Shane Obedzinski, Victor DiMattia,
Karen Allen, Denis Leary, James Earl Jones,
Marley Shelton, Art LaFleur
I absolutely adore this movie, which is odd because I usually don't like baseball movies. The Sandlot has been a personal favorite of mine for many years and it never gets old. Sure, it's a little cliched, but its good, wholesome, family fun.
The actors who played the kids were really talented and made this film enjoyable. I liked how the whole film basically revolved around baseball legend Babe Ruth and even if you don't enjoy baseball, you can still find something to like about this classic coming-of-age comedy.
I have absolutely loved this movie since the first time I watched it. I've seen it more times than I can count and its never gotten old for me. The Sandlot is a fantastic film involving a group of kids love for baseball and, essentially, the best summer they ever had. A great, wholesome, family movie that never wears out its welcome. A movie I look forward to watching with my future kids one day.
For a film who's main cast is a group of kids, the actors do an excellent job. They all play generally likable characters who you can't help but love, making the film that much more enjoyable. As someone who's not a sports fan in general, The Sandlot does a fantastic job of making me care about baseball. In turn, the hijinks that ensue as the kids attempt to get the ball back from the dreaded "Beast" are hysterical. Along with the love of baseball, this film has stood the test of time due to its nostalgic value. The Sandlot revels in bringing the audience back to when they were kids and everything was simpler. It even ends with the classic narration of what happened to each kid as they inevitably grew up.
The Sandlot is a wonderful film. It presents a group of kids playing America's pastime sport while enjoying the greatest summer of their lives. It revels in what it was like being a kid, making it become a timeless classic. I continue to enjoy every time I watch this film and look forward to the day when I can introduce it to my own family.