Picture from The Rookie
Overall A-

Jimmy Morris (Dennis Quaid) put away his childhood ambitions of playing baseball a long time ago. Now, a lost bet with his students finds the high school teacher/coach's trying out for a professional team --and proving you're never too old to chase your dreams.

Violence A-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: G

Talk to your kids about…

The Rookie

Jimmy Morris had a dream to be a major league baseball pitcher. What did he do to work toward that goal? What do you want to achieve and how can you do it? Are all goals attainable?

Because of his father’s career, Jimmy and his family moved a lot. Do you think that contributed to the tension between Jimmy and his father? What things could they have done differently? How can families work together to make moving less stressful for everyone?

What impact can a teacher/coach have in the lives of students? What changes does Jimmy motivate in his baseball team?

You can read articles about the real life Jimmy Morris on this site.