This movie just might remind you that anything is possible, and it might make you smile at the same time. Twelve-year-old Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins to see angels soon after praying for a miracle. He hopes if the Angels win the pennant, he will be reunited with his Dad, who is irresponsible and having a hard time since the death of his wife and Roger’s mother. Roger lives in a foster care home with a young friend named J.P. and the owner of the home, Maggie, who has a heart of gold. The Angels begin to come on strong in mid summer, and at one point in the film, when Maggie is asked point blank at a press conference if she believes angels play baseball, she replies, “Since July, yes!”
The film has some mild language and Angels’ manager George Knox (Danny Glover) throws some temper tantrums until the real angels help soften his heart. The team bonds and begins to believe and, as they believe, the miracles increase in this delightful movie. The characters are memorable, including a pitcher played by Tony Danza. We gladly award our Dove Seal to this enjoyable film.