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Emulative, Enjoyable, Ephemeral, Eurhythmic
on February 2, 2015
“Home Run Showdown” displays competent acting, direction and cinematography. It also has a suitable soundtrack, but its lack of focus and originality make it insubstantial. Thematically, its scattershot approach keeps any lesson from being effectively driven home. It even strangely tries to squeeze in a political message about immigration. It is often entertaining but ephemeral. I think younger viewers will enjoy it, but it doesn’t have enough for other members of the family. Some parents will want to pass because of some occasional vulgarities.