This remake of the 1951 family fantasy is strictly minor league, struggling mightily to balance heartwarming sentiment with sporty sight gags, yet never getting beyond second base.
Abandoned by his dad (Dermot Mulroney) after his mother's death, optimistic young Roger Beaumont (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a state ward in the care of foster mother Maggie Nelson (Brenda Fricker). Baseball fanatic Roger misunderstands when his father, who's paying a brief visit, jokes that they
have as much chance of being a family as the Los Angeles Angels have of winning the division championship. After fellow orphan and best pal J.P. (Milton Davis Jr.) dozes off, Roger prays for ...