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Touching Home (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 April 2010 (USA)
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The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

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Charlie Winston
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The true story about a father struggling to make amends with his twin sons as they pursue their dreams of professional baseball.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving alcoholism, language, brief violence, and for smoking | See all certifications »
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The Miller Brothers are living the American Dream
4 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went to this film thinking I was going to see a movie about brothers trying to play baseball in the majors, but the film is much deeper than that and blew me away. Although there is a baseball theme in the film, the film is more focused on the brothers returning to their home town and dealing with their father, who is a homeless alcoholic. The adversity that these brothers faced while growing up is truly inspiring because they are so upbeat and determined to reach their goals. I'm truly grateful that I was able to attend their screening, see them in person, and to observe that they are happy people because I am still shocked by how much they have overcome. If more people had the same determined outlook that these brothers have at reaching their American Dream, our country would be a lot more successful. I would also recommend reading their book "Your Either In or In the Way" because it divulges even deeper into their lives, and describes all of the obstacles they had to face to create this film, the biggest ones being that they had no experience in the film industry as directors, writers, or actors, zero industry connections, and no money. I plan on seeing this film again when in comes out at the end of April, and I definitely will be bringing some tissues for the waterworks.


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