Bad News Bears
Source: Catholic News Service
Bawdy, albeit entertaining, remake of the 1976 kiddie sports comedy about a boozing ex-big leaguer (Billy Bob Thornton in the Walter Matthau role) hired to coach a bungling team of Little League misfits and ends up turning their season and his own life around. Directed by Richard Linklater, the new version follows the original's coarsely sardonic lead, and, though ultimately redemptive, strikes out as recommendable family fare. Pervasive crude language and humor, as well as profanity by adults and children, drunkenness, some ethnic insensitivity, delinquent behavior, an implied sexual encounter and some risque situations. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
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