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The casting was a work of genius and every member of the cast, of whatever age group, gave 1000%. There are so many fine moments in this classic movie that I can only urge you to buy a copy ASAP. Yet through all the humour, drama, romance and teenage testosterone overload, the bitter-sweet tinge of loss and lost love gives Stealing Home a magical flavour.
One of the greatest things about high quality teen love and initiation movies such as Stealing Home and Summer Of 42, is that the viewer can experience the events and the people's lives vicariously. While I cannot relate directly to this type of movie, as I never had any physical relationships in my teens, I can thoroughly enjoy living those moments through the lives of the film characters.
This is a very sensitive and intelligent portrayal of the lives of a group of ordinary people, who shared some very special moments. In an industry filled with car chases and shoot outs, Stealing Home shines like a diamond and serves as a reminder of just how good a film can and should be.
A true classic.
The magical Katie has killed herself at Seascape, the fondly remembered second home and hangout of his youth. This wonderful free spirit who filled his life with memories was the only person who really knew how lost he was without baseball, and one last and poignant time she will be his compass and put him back on the right path. At once inspirational and heartbreaking, uplifting and melancholy, this is a truly unique film that you will never forget. It holds a special place in the heart of anyone who has seen it.
Foster's 'Katie' is one of her most memorable performances. She captures perfectly the free soul who is just a little different, and a little more wonderful, than everyone else. She is that one person, who if were lucky enough in this life, comes along to be our friend, to love us, and be our guide towards adulthood. There are images of Foster's 'Katie' in this film that will quietly stay with you for the rest of your life.
A lot of this film takes place as Billy is on his way home by train, recalling these wonderful images. Their free spirited 'drives' always getting them into trouble, but always making life better somehow. She comforts him during a family tragedy and on his birthday gives him a silver chain with a baseball, telling him, "It's who you are Billy.Read more ›
The talent is there: Jodie Foster, John Shea, Helen Hunt (who has maybe on line of dialogue), Harold Ramis and Mark Harmon. But who can tell when the script, the direction, and the editing are so bad. I wanted to care about these characters but the movie does not take the time to let the audience get to know them.
Anyway, I'd never heard of this film until I stumbled onto at 2 am in the morning one night. I now see why.
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