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211 HOME, THE

What to know: A boy, an attitude and a lesson all take place at an airport.
211 HOME, THE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
103 minutes
Screenplay
JIM HUGGINS
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The audience is teens that understand how wanting something can shadow their relationship within their family. In this case, a baseball mitt reflects how the young boy looks to others, his measure of worth. The script takes this difficult concept, one which a family might not understand, and looks at it through the eyes and hearts of two characters outside of the family dynamic. This all takes place in an airport. The father arriving, the two new men departing, a friend gets lost. It is a place of activity. Other than one overly lengthy flashback, which, though interesting, should be shorter, thus the script is strong and interesting.
The audience is teens that understand how wanting something can shadow their relationship within their family. In this case, a baseball mitt reflects how the young boy looks to others, his measure of worth. The script takes this difficult concept, one which a family might not understand, and looks at it through the eyes and hearts of two characters outside of the family dynamic. This all takes place in an airport. The father arriving, the two new men departing, a friend gets lost. It is a place of activity. Other than one overly lengthy flashback, which, though interesting, should be shorter, thus the script is strong and interesting.
A heartwarming and poignant story, The 211 Home is the story of 13 year old Daniel O'Malley. A young man who loves baseball but hates the gift he just received; a ragged, worn-out old glove from his grandfather. Focused on the embarrassment and ridicule he'll receive from his friends, his frustrations at the unfairness of life are about to explode. ?Set in a crowded airport at the busiest time of year, Daniel begins to learn lessons about what's really important in life from an unlikely duo; a retired union worker and a soon to be retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. ?The question is, will he learn the true lesson about giving before it's too late? ?After all, grandfathers don't live forever.
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