Stealing Home is basically a nostalgic movie made in the 80s about a man, Mark Harmon, who looks back on his 60s youth and his first love. In other words, it is the plot to about a thousand other 80's movies. Yep, all the qualities of bad 80's films are here: the WAY overdone soundtrack and background music in every single scene, an homage to baby boomer youth and pop culture, and, of course, someone losing their virginity. On occasion this kind of movie can be good (The Big Chill had its moments), but this movie fails on every level. I found the dialogue predictable and stupid, the characters extremely dull (except for maybe Jodie Foster who plays his babysitter and love interest but she isn't in the film much) and the editing, well, I think a LOT of the film was cut.
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.