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Offline Geremia

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Catholic-themed movies w/ majority cast kids?
« on: May 07, 2021, 07:30:51 PM »
I'm looking for a sort of Catholic-themed version of the Sandlot, comedy or not.

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Re: Catholic-themed movies w/ majority cast kids?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2021, 07:48:44 PM »
One movie that comes to mind is The Perfect Game

It's been years since I last watched it, so I pretty much forget the specifics -- but it's about a Mexican Little League team and they are Catholic so there are religious references and Catholic imagery, etc., throughout the film.  Might be one that works for what you're looking for?
 
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Re: Catholic-themed movies w/ majority cast kids?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2021, 08:11:47 PM »
Might be one that works for what you're looking for?
Not really. I can't remember it having much of a Catholic theme in it, does it?

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2021, 08:28:09 PM »
Might be one that works for what you're looking for?
Not really. I can't remember it having much of a Catholic theme in it, does it?

If you're looking for a "Cristeros-type" or very specifically Catholic theme or story, then no, it's not like that.  But for "a sort of Catholic-themed version of the Sandlot", it fits the bill pretty well, I think.  The kids' priest, prayer, Mass, reliance on their faith, etc. seemed to be pretty prevalent from what I remember.  (And sidenote: it's based on a true story.)  Like I said, though, it's been a long time since I watched it so I don't remember all of the specifics of the movie.  Anyway, just one that came to mind.

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Re: Catholic-themed movies w/ majority cast kids?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 08:23:02 AM »
The 1968 film Yours, Mine and Ours (not the later remake) is Catholic-themed in that it is based on a true story about a Catholic family.  A widower with ten children marries a widow with eight children and they have more children together.  While the story is primarily focused on the parents there are a lot of children in it.  This does not have the sports elements that  Sandlot does. 
Here is a trailer that gives a good idea of what it is like:

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Re: Catholic-themed movies w/ majority cast kids?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 06:26:08 PM »
Thanks
This does not have the sports elements that  Sandlot does.
That's okay. My reference to Sandlot wasn't intended to mean I'm looking for movies with sports elements.
 
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