A Smile as Big as the Moon

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  • PG
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 7.6  (945)

A Smile as Big as the Moon is a heartwarming and inspirational movie released in 2012. The film stars John Corbett as Mike Kersjes, a high school special education teacher who wants to make a difference in the lives of his students. Mike is determined to give his students an opportunity they may never have had before: to see and experience the world beyond their small town. He comes up with a bold and ambitious plan to send a group of special education students to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama.

The plan is met with reluctance from both the school administration and some of the parents of his students. They doubt the capabilities of the special education students to handle the strenuous and exacting demands of the rigorous and intense training at space camp.

But Mike is not one to be easily deterred. He believes in his students and knows they are capable of achieving great things, despite their physical and mental disabilities. From the very beginning, he gives them encouragement and gets them excited about the prospect of going to space camp.

Along with his wife and fellow teacher, Robynn (played by Cynthia Watros), Mike begins a fundraising campaign to raise the money needed to send the students to space camp. With help from the school community, they eventually raise the amount needed.

At space camp, the students face numerous challenges that push them to their limits. However, with the guidance and support of Mike, Robynn, and the space camp trainers, the students overcome their fears and disabilities.

They learn the value of teamwork and determination. Along the way, they also gain a new appreciation for what they are capable of achieving. The experience culminates with the students taking part in a simulated space mission that challenges them to use all the skills they have learned.

The movie is based on a true story and is adapted from the book of the same name by Mike Kersjes and Joe Layden. It beautifully captures the spirit of the students and their teachers, who dared to dream big and made it a reality.

John Corbett delivers a standout performance as Mike Kersjes. He portrays the character with the perfect combination of optimism, determination, and empathy. Jessy Schram also shines as Robynn.

The movie is beautifully shot and features captivating scenes of the students undergoing intense training at the space camp. The visuals are stunning and will take the viewers on a journey that they will not soon forget.

The music of the film also deserves special mention. Composed by Michael Lord, the score is perfectly in sync with the emotions and drama of the film. It adds a layer of depth and poignancy to the story and elevates the viewing experience.

In conclusion, A Smile as Big as the Moon is a feel-good movie that will leave viewers feeling inspired and uplifted. It is a testament to the power of determination, teamwork, and belief in oneself. The film is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good underdog story and is looking for a movie that will touch their heart.

A Smile as Big as the Moon is a 2012 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

A Smile as Big as the Moon
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  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 35 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (945)