Touching Home (2008)

“I wish I’d been better to you boys growing up.” – Charlie Winston

Number of Times Seen – Twice (1 Feb 2011 and 2 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Twin brothers with dreams of becoming baseball players must also deal with their father and his bad habits.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and didn’t even realize at first that I had seen it before.

The movie was written and directed by the two brothers Logan and Noah Miller based on their own life experiences.

The story plays out well, but unfortunately isn’t as impactful as one might have hoped for.

The baseball scenes are fun to watch and add another layer to things.

Most of the acting is a bit too wooden and even having Ed Harris and Robert Forster in the cast isn’t able to help enough.

The story is based on the path that these two brothers took when they were each pursuing a career in baseball years earlier.

The themes of regret and absolution actually come across really well here and that has a lot to do with the way that the character of the father is developed along the way.

The best role here is the one Harris plays and he makes things come across very realistically the whole way through.

Love the ambiguous choice for the title of the film since it deals both with family and baseball.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Some of the shooting days in the redwood forest scenes were below freezing temperatures. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)


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