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The Perfect Game almost hits it out of the park 

Amidst family films that are diabolical in their insincerity, this flick is never disingenuous.

A well-intentioned sports pic about the first non-American baseball team to conquer the Little League World Series. The team is the Monterrey Industrials from Mexico, coached by a going-to-seed ex-Major Leaguer who has retreated back to his ancestral home in shame. There, wallowing in self-pity, he is cajoled into coaching and shaping local boys into a champion little-league team. The Perfect Game is unsubtle filmmaking and its motifs and gimmicks are groan-inducing. On the other hand, the movie is impeccably cast (Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marrin, Emilie de Raven, etc.), has its heart in the right place and is telling a worthy story. There are family films that are diabolical in their assembly line insincerity. The Perfect Game is never disingenuous.
The Perfect Game
Rated PG (MPAA) · 118 min. · 2010
Official Site: www.theperfectgamemovie.com
Director: William Dear
Writer: W. William Winokur
Producer: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, Mark Koch, Daniel de Liege and W. William Winokur
Cast: Clifton Collins Jr., Cheech Marin, Emilie de Ravin, Lou Gossett Jr., Bruce McGill, Patricia Manterola, Moises Arias, Jake T. Austin, Jansen Panettiere and Alfredo Rodriguez

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