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A Smile as Big as the Moon (2012)

a special education teacher, helps his students, & trains them, & looks for ways to take them to where they are dreaming to go, space camp!

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Immense faith of a special education teacher in the abilities of his students realize a dream that remains a dream for quite a many. Being the first special education team to attend the NASA's prestigious space camp program, Mike and his class reminds us of the remarkable power of the human spirit. Written by Thejus Joseph Jose

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A special education teacher, his class, and their inspiring journey through U.S. space camp

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29 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Pour le sourire d'un enfant  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Space Camp was founded in 1982, and had a year long 25th anniversary celebration in 2007. See more »

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The bus used to transport the team to the pool (the "Gambler" sing-along scene) was a newer 2000's/early 2010's Blue Bird complete with modern features, which ran contrary to the 1980's era Blue Birds that would have existed when the movie made. See more »

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Enjoyable even though predictable
31 January 2012 | by (Maryland, USA) – See all my reviews

I've spent a couple of days trying to figure out how I feel about this movie. I think you'll know from the synopsis if this is your *type* of movie. I found it an interesting story even if the characters were all rather generic types and a little flat. The acting was fine and didn't distract from the story. I found the kids believable and the teachers sympathetic.

I wanted the movie to deal in more depth with how the kids were treated at school. As it was written, their treatment was pretty cliché (although it doesn't mean it wasn't accurate). I also wanted more details on special accommodations the kids may have gotten while at camp. And I couldn't help wondering if there wasn't a legal avenue to get special needs children into Space Camp.

Overall, I did like the movie. I appreciate that it didn't push too hard for an emotional response.


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