Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Smile as Big as the Moon
A Smile as Big as the Moon meets all of the above criteria. Frankly, it’s just a feel-good movie. The movie tells the true story of a Michigan high school football coach and special ed teacher, Mike Kersjes, who in 1988 against all odds took his special ed class to NASA’s Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. In the film, John Corbett plays Mike Kersjes, a man who believes that even kids with ADD, Bipolar, Downs Syndrome, Tourette’s, and Autism are capable of much more than we can ever imagine. All they need is an opportunity.
If these kids can overcome their disabilities and succeed against all odds, then you have to ask yourself what do we have to complain about. Most of the students in the film are played by kids who have real disabilities. As a result, the film feels authentic and real. The acting is spot on.
This is the kind of material that Hallmark strives for. I think you’re going to enjoy this film. Thanks to a recent deal with ABC, Hallmark Hall of Fame will air A Smile as Big as the Moon on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday, February 4, at 8:00 p.m. EST. The movie will also be available on DVD at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores.