Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Mile in His Shoes - Movie Review and GIVEAWAY!

Can I get a Whoop!  Whoop!?  "A Mile in His Shoes" is a gmc World Premiere Movie that is fit for the whole family.  Amen....go pop your popcorn!

From the director of "Angels In the Outfield" comes an inspiring story about a special boy with an amazing gift, and the coach who believed. Dean Cain and Luke Schroder star in the gmc movie based on the book "The Legend of Mickey Tussler".

Here's a synopsis taken from

Only a miracle can help baseball coach Arthur 'Murph' Murphy (Dean Cain) and his losing minor league baseball team. As Murph sets out to recruit new talent for the team, he stumbles upon Mickey (Luke Schroder), a young farmer with an incredible pitcher's arm. However, Mickey's parents are reluctant in allowing him to join the team because he has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Murph convinces Mickey's parents that life in the minor league will benefit their unique son, but he doesn't realize just how much his new recruit will help the team s game and, more importantly, their spirit. Based on a true story, Thomas Kinknade Presents: A Mile in His Shoes is an inspirational film that celebrates faith, determination and the power of friendship. 

My family cuddled up on the couch to watch this movie together the other night and loved it.  It's a story filled with inspiration, hope, and determination.  Marry those with the exciting baseball scenes, great acting, and honest depiction of a young man with Asperger's and you've got yourself a movie that is sure to please.  Each of us liked it for different reasons....

I loved the honest story line and the unique piece each character brought to the table.  Coach Murph was filled with compassion and selflessness towards his team, especially Mickey.  Mickey's mother was beaming with the hope of her son budding out into the world to discover his own dreams and talents.  Mickey's father overcomes his need to shelter Mickey from the world and the hurt it can bring him and shows he is really feeling vulnerable to losing the protective grasp he has on his only child.  I found it to be a beautiful story, filled with inspiring characters.    

My son, age 12, said he liked that it showed that anybody can be anything they want no matter what.  He liked that it showed that people with Asperger's are regular people and have dreams and talents too.  He also said that it wasn't boring and he liked watching it and wants to see it again.

My husband liked it because he thought it was encouraging.  He felt that the message was strong that no matter what life hands you, you can do anything you put your mind to.

Here is a clip of the movie.  Sit back and enjoy it before you hop over to to order your copy....
This movie is normally $14.93 at, but it is on sale now for only $10.99 so don't wait!  Grab it!
To get more of the scoop on this great DVD, visit the gmc website and check out the Facebook page.

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Now, what you have all been waiting for.....
One lucky winner will receive their very own DVD of "A Mile in His Shoes".  Be sure to leave ONE comment for EACH entry and include a way for me to contact you.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Wednesday, February 1, 2012.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter and this is only open to US & Canada residents.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Remember, you can get ONE entry for EACH of the following....

  • Be a public follower of my blog using GFC 
  • Follow me using Networked Blogs
  • Share with me about someone special you know with Asperger's Syndrome or Autism.  How has this person touched your life?
  • Send me a Facebook friend request.  My Facebook name is Doreen Petrucci Gadow
  • Share this blog post on your Facebook page
  • Visit and Like the Facebook page for "A Mile in His Shoes".  Leave a post there to let them know you visited.
  • Post on your own blog about this giveaway with a link for your readers to come visit it (leave a comment with a link to your own post on your blog)
  • Find another post on my blog that interests you and leave a comment telling me which one and why (be sure to leave that comment here and not at that other post....or do it in both places if it suits your fancy)


  1. I'm following via Networked Blogs

  2. Sounds like a great movie night in the making for my fam!!

  3. My 4 year old daughter is on the autism spectrum. This would be a great positive role model for her.

  4. I love to hear of good family movies. Too many movies today are fluff, garbage, or just plain inappropriate for our young ones. Thanks for the info :) I'd love more movie suggestions- :)

  5. Liked and commented on A Mile in His Shoes FB page.
    kimberlyleuikovach at gmail dot com

  6. I might would rather win the Babka! That looks and sounds incredible!

    kimberlyleuikovach at gmail dot com