06 February 2015

Quickie Movie Review: "A Walk in My Shoes"

Rated: TV-G
Starring: Nancy Travis, Yara Martinez, and Cameron Deane Stewart
Released: December 3, 2010 (NBC premiere)
Synopsis: Life has been tough for Justin Kremer (Cameron Deane Stewart) and his family.  Between his father getting killed in Iraq, his mother's financial woes, and the normal stresses of high school, times have been tough.  In order to play on his school's basketball team, Justin has to have a decent GPA...but, he hasn't turned in his English paper yet, and his teacher, Mrs. Fahey (Nancy Travis) isn't taking any excuses.  After a slight fender-bender, Mrs. Fahey meets Molly (Yara Martinez), an angel who gives her a mysterious challenge.  Next thing Mrs. Fahey knows, she finds herself in the place Justin's mom, and discovers all of the struggles he and his family are going through.  Will they make it through this difficult time?
Part of the Family Movie Night venture from Wal-Mart and Proctor & Gamble.

My Review: We've seen the body switch/place switch thing done on film countless times; Disney has made three different Freaky Friday movies alone, plus ones that are along similar lines, such as Wish Upon a Star, where two sisters switch bodies.  A Walk in My Shoes doesn't break any ground on that front, and really isn't anything special, but it makes for some decent entertainment nonetheless.  If you're a fan of family movies, this is right up your alley.

Content Concerns:

Sex: Kissing. 4/5
Nudity: Cleavage. 4/5
Language: None. 5/5
Violence: A non-fatal car accident; a bit of mild fighting. 4/5
Drugs: None. 5/5
Frightening/Intense Scenes: A scene intended to evoke the atmosphere of Middle East warfare; some emotional intensity. 3/5
Other: A somewhat irreverent portrayal of an angel. 4/5

Score: 3.5/5

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