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Everyone’s Hero

A scrawny little boy, growing up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium during the Depression worshipping Babe Ruth, learns self-esteem when he goes on an adventure with a talking baseball and the Bambino’s beloved bat. (The movie is animated, by the way, and not a documentary by Ken Burns.) Given his professional sports affiliation and his name, you’d think young Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin) would be insufferably overconfident, but that’s a conversation for another time.

Instead, "Everyone’s Hero" is exceedingly earnest with its feel-good message of perseverance, which ordinarily would make it an easy target for trashing. But Christopher Reeve was directing this when he died, and his late wife, Dana, was a producer and provided the voice of the boy’s mother, and everyone involved seems committed to carrying on their legacy posthumously. So the kindest thing we can say is this: The movie means well and, like tee ball, it’s probably best suited for the littlest kids only. Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and William H. Macy are among the vocal cast, with the ideally cast Brian Dennehy bellowing as the Babe. Reviewed by Christy Lemire, AP

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Everyone’s Hero

A scrawny little boy, growing up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium during the Depression worshipping Babe Ruth, learns self-esteem when he goes on an adventure with a talking baseball and the Bambino’s beloved bat. (The movie is animated, by the way, and not a documentary by Ken Burns.) Given his professional sports affiliation and his name, you’d think young Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin) would be insufferably overconfident, but that’s a conversation for another time.

Instead, "Everyone’s Hero" is exceedingly earnest with its feel-good message of perseverance, which ordinarily would make it an easy target for trashing. But Christopher Reeve was directing this when he died, and his late wife, Dana, was a producer and provided the voice of the boy’s mother, and everyone involved seems committed to carrying on their legacy posthumously. So the kindest thing we can say is this: The movie means well and, like tee ball, it’s probably best suited for the littlest kids only. Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and William H. Macy are among the vocal cast, with the ideally cast Brian Dennehy bellowing as the Babe. Reviewed by Christy Lemire, AP

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Movies

Everyone’s Hero

A scrawny little boy, growing up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium during the Depression worshipping Babe Ruth, learns self-esteem when he goes on an adventure with a talking baseball and the Bambino’s beloved bat. (The movie is animated, by the way, and not a documentary by Ken Burns.) Given his professional sports affiliation and his name, you’d think young Yankee Irving (voiced by Jake T. Austin) would be insufferably overconfident, but that’s a conversation for another time.

Instead, "Everyone’s Hero" is exceedingly earnest with its feel-good message of perseverance, which ordinarily would make it an easy target for trashing. But Christopher Reeve was directing this when he died, and his late wife, Dana, was a producer and provided the voice of the boy’s mother, and everyone involved seems committed to carrying on their legacy posthumously. So the kindest thing we can say is this: The movie means well and, like tee ball, it’s probably best suited for the littlest kids only. Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg and William H. Macy are among the vocal cast, with the ideally cast Brian Dennehy bellowing as the Babe. Reviewed by Christy Lemire, AP

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