A Walk In My Shoes
From the movie: Ever judge someone just by looking at them? Of course, we’ve all made snap judgments about people. But what if we really got to know them? How would our opinions change? And what if we were forced to become them… how would the shoes fit then?
Stressed-out high school teacher Trish Fahey can’t understand her students’ lack of effort and why their parents don’t seem to care. This is especially true of Justin Kremer, a popular, skateboard-loving, basketball star who is under performing in her class. Trish has him suspended from the team and quickly chalks up the situation as a case of bad parenting. This perspective dramatically changes when Trish meets Molly, a mysterious stranger intent on helping her see things differently. When Trish wrecks her car, Molly is there as Trish wakes to find herself living the life of Cindy Kremer, the woman she has personally judged and criticized. Trish discovers that there is often more to the story and learns a powerful lesson that affects everyone she interacts with. Her husband, her daughter, the ex-Marine next door… No one is left unchanged.
From me: I was able to watch a pre-screening of A Walk In My Shoes and it reminded me of the movies I used to watch growing up. We used to watch a lot of films from Feature Films for Families, the acting wasn't superb and sometimes things didn't make much sense, but I loved them!
A Walk In My Shoes is a good solid family movie. You're not going to run into un-welcome scenes or language and I think it's a great kick-starter for a family discussion on judging people before we know them. Compared to the normal fare we are handed on Friday night television, this is a good safe option for family movie night!
A Walk In My shoes is part of Family Movie Night and will air on NBC this Friday (December 3rd) at 8/7c!