25. Miracle in Lane 2 (May 13, 2000)
Director: Greg Beeman
Stars: Frankie Muniz, Patrick Levis, Rick Rossovich, Molly Hagan
Lesson Learned: God doesn't make mistakes, even though you have a lazy eye.
Just for arguments sake, pretend you're the older brother in Miracle in Lane 2. You're the star athlete, but then your brother shows up, steals all your parents' attention, and gets dubbed a miracle with a trophy. And you can't feel bad because he was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and lives his life in a wheelchair. Sorry, we know it's wrong to put you in that situation. We're just a little peeved that God was in this movie in the form of race car driver who wears a shirt that reads, "I don't make mistakes!". Which is kind of cocky.
Justin (Frankie Muniz, before he became old and creepy-looking) finds a soapbox in his neighbor's garage and starts his sports career. He has many successes, but not long after, his parents worry that his new hobby might affect his health. In the end, Justin asks God if people are perfect in heaven. God shows him heaven, where people are all together without wheelchairs, to which Justin happily drawls, "Perfect."
And then Justin crashes his soapbox to get there sooner. Just kidding—this is Disney! In all seriousness, though, it was really inspirational. In fact, Miracle in Lane 2 inspired us to sneak around in our neighbor's garages. Thanks, Frankie. —TA