History YMMV / TheSandlot

15th Dec '16 5:19:26 PM johnnycade7
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop/ValuesDissonance: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important, cheeky rite of passage. It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day", but this is a sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop/ValuesDissonance: FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important, cheeky rite of passage. It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day", but this is a sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.
15th Dec '16 5:16:44 PM johnnycade7
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important rite of passage. It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day", but this is a sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: FamilyUnfriendlyAesop/ValuesDissonance: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important important, cheeky rite of passage. It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day", but this is a sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.
24th Oct '16 3:40:03 PM SPBurke
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Cracked posited that the entire movie can be read as a metaphor for the desegregation of baseball. The Sandlot boys are all multi-racial and scrappy while the Jerkass rich popular team is all well-off and white. The Beast represents the monster of prejudice, which gets torn down when they topple the fence and find the cache of lost baseballs, allowing them to play forever. Mr. Mertle is even built up as a scary old man who, perhaps not coincidentally, is played by a black actor and revealed to be friendly once the boys get to know him.
1st Sep '16 2:43:00 AM UraRenge
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** It's hard to imagine Squints getting off with just being banned from the pool for life over his stunt. Sexual harassment and matters of consent have become SeriousBusiness even for ''children''. Today he could likely expect ''serious'' legal ramifications.

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** It's hard to imagine Squints getting off with just being banned from the pool for life over his stunt. Sexual harassment and matters of consent have become SeriousBusiness even for ''children''. Today he could likely expect ''serious'' legal ramifications. Since the movie took place in the height of the Mad Men era when sexual harassment was as American as apple pie, he probably would've just gotten slapped back then.
25th Jul '16 7:48:17 AM Ambaryerno
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The cutaway shots of fireworks during the Fourth of July game are stretched horizontally (the fireworks appear oblong), meaning non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The cutaway shots of fireworks during the Fourth of July game are stretched horizontally (the fireworks appear oblong), meaning non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film.film.
** The animatronics used in many scenes for The Beast don't hold up particularly well. Though in a bit of FridgeBrilliance that may make them work even work ''better'' considering his mythic status among the kids.
25th Jul '16 7:44:19 AM Ambaryerno
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Smalls' mother telling him to get into trouble during the summer (not too much, but some) becomes not so funny after the actor who played Smalls got arrested 20 years later.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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Smalls' mother telling him to get into trouble during the summer (not too much, but some) becomes not so funny after the actor who played Smalls got arrested 20 years later.later.
** It's hard to imagine Squints getting off with just being banned from the pool for life over his stunt. Sexual harassment and matters of consent have become SeriousBusiness even for ''children''. Today he could likely expect ''serious'' legal ramifications.
9th Jun '16 2:06:50 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Ham is one of the best-remembered characters in the movie, despite having relatively little screen time. It helps that some of the most meme-tastic lines in the film (see MemeticMutation and SignatureScene) are said by him.



* SpecialEffectFailure: The cutaway shots of fireworks during the Fourth of July game are stretched horizontally (the fireworks appear oblong), meaning non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The cutaway shots of fireworks during the Fourth of July game are stretched horizontally (the fireworks appear oblong), meaning non-anamorphic stock footage was spliced into the film.
25th Feb '16 4:34:13 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* HoYay: Smalls and Benny.
17th Dec '15 7:20:11 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* CriticalDissonance: The film has mixed reviews from critics with a 57% on Rotton Tomatoes but overly positive reviews with audiences with a score of 89%.
9th Dec '15 5:37:07 AM JamesAustin
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* AwesomeMusic: ''Green Onions'' which plays when the sandlot boys have their confrontation with the Little Leaguers.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important rite of passage. [[note]]They were "banned from the pool forever that day" but this is a sidenote so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.[[/note]]
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Smalls mother telling him to get into trouble during the summer (Not too much, but some) becomes not so funny after the actor who played Smalls got arrested 20 years later.

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* AwesomeMusic: ''Green Onions'' "Green Onions", which plays when the sandlot boys have their confrontation with the Little Leaguers.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Forcibly, nonconsensually kissing a girl is an important rite of passage. [[note]]They It's said that they were "banned from the pool forever that day" day", but this is a sidenote sidenote, so the example is still valid. She's even said to have been impressed by it and married him in the epilogue.[[/note]]
epilogue.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Smalls Smalls' mother telling him to get into trouble during the summer (Not (not too much, but some) becomes not so funny after the actor who played Smalls got arrested 20 years later.



* NauseaFuel: [[spoiler:[[VomitChainReaction The fair scene]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot in all its glory]].]]
** Works quite well as AnAesop.

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* NauseaFuel: [[spoiler:[[VomitChainReaction The fair scene]], [[VomitIndiscretionShot in all its glory]].]]
** Works
]] Surprisingly works quite well as AnAesop.



* SignatureScene: The standoff between the Sandlot kids and their rival team.
-->'''Ham:''' You play ball like a girl!

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* SignatureScene: SignatureScene:
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The standoff between the Sandlot kids and their rival team.
-->'''Ham:''' --->'''Ham:''' You play ball like a girl!



-->'''Benny''': Sandlot! Sandlot! Sandlot!

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-->'''Benny''': --->'''Benny:''' Sandlot! Sandlot! Sandlot!



-->'''Ham''': You're killing me Smalls!

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-->'''Ham''': --->'''Ham:''' You're killing me Smalls!
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