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It's about slowing down and appreciating the little things. Bernstein is a man on a mission, constantly checking his watch. But while abroad, he is reminded by his hosts that he's now on "India time," where things run more slowly, even a bit late. In a call back to the States, Bernstein, gazing out at the slums, says, "Sometimes it smells so bad." He pauses, ponders, then adds, "But sometimes it smells amazing. It's a study in extremes."

He's starting to notice.

And, finally, it's about second chances—for the boys, and for Bernstein, who ultimately learns the things he needs to learn, including a sense of responsibility and selflessness.

It's a joy to watch it all unfold.

Batter up.

Caveat Spectator

Million Dollar Arm is rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content. I don't recall any bad language. As for the suggestive content, Bernstein's character enjoys his sex life as a single man, but the only thing shown is a kiss. There is also some humorous conversation about what happened last night, played mostly for laughs. The film is perfectly appropriate for 10 years and up, possibly younger if the children are mature.

Mark Moring, a former film and music editor at CT, is a writer at Grizzard Communications in Atlanta.

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