48. The Sandlot (1993)

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7.1 Simple fun
  • Acting 7.3
  • Directing 7.1
  • Story 6.8
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Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna

Director: David M. Evans

Running Time: 101 mins


The Sandlot is an American film about a young boy in a new neighbourhood who makes friends with the ‘coolest’ gang around, and as he tries to learn to play baseball like they do, they embark on numerous chaotic and humorous adventures together.

This has to be the most typical story about a young boy and his friends: moving into a new neighbourhood, trying to make friends, and then having all the fun in the world with them while getting into great amounts of trouble with them.

It was definitely a very enjoyable film to watch, and although it was totally clichéd, it was entertaining throughout, and I found the ingenious ways in which the boys went around doing different activities especially fun and heart-warming.

At the end of the film, there is a giant dog which steals the boys’ priceless signed baseball, and it appears to be made out of cardboard and papier mâché, which was quite disappointing, however it was apparent to me that this film was made on a low budget, so I’ll give it a 7.1, because it was entertaining to watch, however just a bit rubbish in terms of its impression.

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