Touching Home (2010)



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Oscar nominees Ed Harris and Robert Forster star in self-taught identical twin filmmakers Logan and Noah Miller's autobiographical family drama about a pair of twin brothers who return to their small town after failing to find success as major league baseball players. Their dreams of becoming professional athletes dashed, the brothers attempt to rethink their lives while reconciling their love for their homeless father (Harris). Deeply shamed by their derelict dad's chronic shameful behavior, the brothers find themselves in a personal crisis after going to work at the local rock quarry and having to contend with their ne'er-do-well friends. Forster co-stars as the sympathetic town sheriff in a film also featuring Brad Dourif and Lee Meriwether. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for thematic material involving alchoholism, language, brief violence, and for smoking)
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Ed Harris
as Charlie Winston
Noah Miller
as Clint Winston
Logan Miller
as Lane Winston
Brad Dourif
as Clyde Winston
Ishiah Benben
as Rachel
Lee Meriwether
as Grandma Eleanor
Brandon Hanson
as Brownie
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Critic Reviews for Touching Home

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

Handsome but standard-issue heartland fare.

Full Review… | December 16, 2010
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The offscreen story of these unknowns getting their autobiographical drama to the screen proves more interesting and inspiring than the polished, earnest, rather routine movie itself.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

Without making a fuss about it, Touching Home looks squarely at working-class people for whom professional sports are not just a fantasy, they are also a way out of a dead-end existence.

May 14, 2010
New York Times
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While the Millers have a physical presence, they're hardly actors. In fact, it's often difficult to tell them apart, although one of them is missing a tooth and takes off his shirt a lot.

Full Review… | May 14, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Although convincing as athletes, neither Miller belongs on a movie screen; personal parable or not, this feels like a too-familiar trip around the bases.

Full Review… | May 11, 2010
Time Out
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The story behind Touching Home is more inspiring than the film itself, but don't let that deter you. It's the kind of can-do miracle that reminds us all that anything can happen and everything is possible.

May 11, 2010
New York Observer
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Audience Reviews for Touching Home

Nice, slow moving, touching biodrama. Ed Harris is wonderful, as usual. Obviously not the biggest budget, but very often this makes for a more hearfelt film. I would put this one in that category. Really well done with alot of heart...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Another terminal case of cinematic malpractice. This is one of those movies that tries so hard to be heartwarming that it almost makes you sick.

Diego Tutweiller
Diego Tutweiller

The twins' acting may be a little "meh", but I really enjoyed the premise of the movie. It's a very heartfelt and sad story.

Emilee Dougherty
Emilee Dougherty

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