Good news for parents: LITTLE BIG LEAGUE sails cleanly over home plate. For once in a kids' sports picture, the child actors don't grate or get sticky, and the adults aren't crotch-grabbing, swaggering, overgrown delinquents. More important, LITTLE BIG LEAGUE makes some very nice
emotional points along the way to a satisfying end, suggesting that America's rocky romance with baseball is alive and well.
Twelve-year-old Billy Heywood (Luke Edwards) is the ultimate baseball enthusiast, a walking computer bank of sandlot statistics, lore, and strategy. Billy's grandfather (Jason Robards) owns the Minnesota Twins; when he suddenly dies, the boy discovers that he's ...