A man who left his town and his family behind returns to a town full of broken relationships, and is determined to make things right. In attempt to win back his son through the game they both love, he forms a little league baseball team designed to involve both fathers and s... Read More
Dove Family Approved for all ages
Run time: 94 Minutes
- Product type: Video
- Format: DVD
- Release Date: Sep 16, 2014
- UPC: 602537930296
- Height: 0
- Language: English
- Volumes/Discs: 1
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Great family movie by Rebecca C on 1/21/2015
I enjoyed watching this movie. I love watching Dove Family Friendly approved movies. I don't have to worry about bad language or violence. This is a great movie for fathers and sons to watch together. I give this movie 5 stars. If you are looking for a great movie to watch with your whole movie, this is the one.
I received a copy of this DVD from the Family Christian for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
- Review from Rambles of a SAHM by Fitzysmom on 10/13/2014
Joe and Hannah Finn and their son David have made a good life in Miller's Gap. Joe is coaching David's baseball team and earning himself the reputation of a successful leader. But when the opportunity of a lifetime comes along Joe decides to take it. He wants to get rich and make a name for himself then come back to his family.
For seven long years Joe pursues this dream while Hannah and David continue on with their life in Miller's Gap. We're introduced to this story-line when Hannah is dying and only has weeks to live. Joe of course comes home to be with her and David. While Hannah is thrilled to see her husband and make the most of the time they have left, David doesn't really want anything to do with his always absent dad.
Joe sets about reconnecting with his son and decides the best way to do that is through helping with the Gappers, the baseball team that David used to be part of and now coaches. One of the first things that Joe notices is that things have changed drastically in the seven years he's been gone. There are silly new rules for the games and the dads just don't show up anymore.
This is a good family friendly movie about the value of fathers in their sons' lives. I did find it to be a bit ironic that the one trying so hard to fix this situation is the one who left his own family for seven years. I liked the movie but felt like the story was a bit out of order. I would have preferred if Joe had set his own house in order (made amends with his own son) before he set about trying to fix the dads in the town.
Again, this was a good movie that has a much needed message that dads are important especially to their sons. The acting was good and the pacing of the movie kept my attention. I would recommend this to all families for a nice movie night at home.
I received a copy of this DVD to facilitate my review.
- Realistic and heartwarming by SavingsInSeconds.com on 9/23/2014
I really respect the makers of Hero for showing the difficulties a changed person can face when asking for forgiveness. This movie isn’t all about sunshine and rainbows (at least, not at first!) and your kids might pipe up with some comments if they’ve heard some of the excuses on the movie. Still, it’s really worth a watch. Your heart will swell with joy and love at certain moments, which makes it completely worth it. I received this DVD to review. The opinions shared here are 100% mine.
- Faith and Baseball by Edie on 9/23/2014
We are a baseball/ softball family so I was excited to see a new faith based movie focused on the diamond. Hero is the story of a father who has been away from his family for 7 years. He comes back to an adult son who is bitter for his absence and a town that has changed in his absence. When John Finn decides to return to coaching by helping his son with a young boys' team he ends up changing more than just his relationship with his son. He is able to take his team back to real baseball rules and encourage the boys to really play their best. He works to get fathers back to the field.
All in all this was just a very inspiring movie. There are some difficult topics in the very beginning of the movie (a death from cancer, the father leaving for so long, etc) and is recommended for ages 10+. My 9 yr old watched with me and enjoyed the movie as much as I did. While the faith themes are not overt in this movie the theme of forgiveness and redemption are impossible to deny. We are always looking for positive movies with good themes for family nights and this one is now in our top 10!
I received a free copy of this movie from Family Christian for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.