'Little Big League'

As a teacher and moviegoer, I feel that Times staff writer Peter Rainer missed the point of the movie "Little Big League" ("And a Little Child Shall Manage Them," June 29). Managing is really controlling adults, which is a child's ultimate fantasy. By the end of the film, Billy gains the respect of those around him, marking the realization of another fantasy of children and adults.

As an educator and an aunt to young children, I could not ask for more--a film devoid of gratuitous sex and senseless violence. How many films can be enjoyed by both children and their grandparents? In the violent world that we witness daily on our TV screens, I find "Little Big League" a welcome refuge.


North Hollywood

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