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Movie review: 'Batkid Begins,' tearjerker about a boy's Make-A-Wish Dream

Movie review: 'Batkid Begins,' tearjerker about a boy's Make-A-Wish Dream

Parents need to know that “Batkid Begins” is an unabashedly emotional, uplifting documentary about the day in 2013 that the city of San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham to help a young boy’s Make-A-Wish dream come true. Packed with excellent messages and role models, the film makes a strong case for the positive power of social media when it’s used for a good cause (Twitter and Facebook helped make the event a global phenomenon) and shows how people really can make a difference. Discussion of young Miles’ illness (leukemia) and treatment could worry some sensitive kids, and there are a few tense scenes staged for Batkid’s...

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