The Sandlot Review

Baseball season is back, and what better way to kick off the season then by giving a review of a classic baseball movie?  Ever been new to a town and just wanted to fit in? Well that’s exactly what happened to Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry),  Smalls wants to make new friends and fit into a group, but he’s shy and doesn’t know how to go about making new friends.  An opportunity arrives when Benjamin Rodriguez (Mike Vitar) is looking for the ninth player for his sandlot team.

Smalls knows absolutely nothing about baseball, and his stepfather, Bill (Denis Leary), doesn’t have the time to teach Scotty. Nevertheless, Smalls joins the team and his lack of athleticism and baseball knowledge is apparent.

The adventure is just beginning and without spoiling anything, this movie is a home run.  The viewer is taken through the struggles of Smalls and feels for the new kid just trying to fit in. It has a great cast of young actors who jell well together and the comedy is good for viewers of all ages. The movie was produced in 1993 and is one that will last the test of time.  I highly recommend this movie to anyone who has not seen it yet. It is also a good watch for a second or third time.

Positives: Good comedy aspects, good for viewers of all ages, a movie that even non baseball fans can enjoy

Negatives: There are a couple of slow moments, you can tell the actors are just starting out

Overall: 8.5/10

The Sandlot is a great movie for all viewers, not just baseball fans. It has some very funny moments and really gets the audience to connect to the struggles of Smalls and the Sandlot crew. Definitely a movie everyone should watch at least once.

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