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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mighty Macs Review and GIVE AWAY!!

I am so fortunate to be able to do reviews on my blog.  I love it and I love telling you about new things.  This time I am reviewing another movie.  Yay!  I have reviewed it before but this time the DVD is available and I have one to give away. 

The Movie Mighty Macs is one of those movies that sneaks up on you.  It isn't flashy or high action.  It is a heartfelt drama based on a true story.  It has great lessons about perseverance, having dreams, and working as a team.  I really love this movie.

I loved it the first time I saw it.  I loved it just as much, maybe more, when I watched it with my family.  They were just as enthralled with it as I was.  We knew from the beginning of the movie how it would turn out but that didn't dampen our anticipation and anxiety in the final scenes while we were waiting.  We were on pins and needles!  The characters are real, believable, and lovable.  We laughed so hard at some of the comments or situations like when the nun was on the basketball floor showing the girls how to push an opponent with her hind end....and she was pushing a boy with said hind end.  It was priceless!  There are so many moments in this movie that jump out at you; I think it will become a favorite. 

The Mighty Macs is a great family movie that I highly recommend.  It's a family movie all the way.

Here is a little about it:

It's 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time ... and she's about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women's basketball.
In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women's Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College.

Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she's willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals—or perhaps she's just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them.

From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no gymnasium on campus, she receives little support from the school's Mother Superior, and the school is in dire financial straits. To top it off, she may not even have enough players to field a team!

While it appears the Macs don't have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Coach Rush creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together.

Will this pioneer buck cultural norms and spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will her hard-driving ways create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing's for certain: there's never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!

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***Now for the Give Away!  If you would like to win your own copy of the wonderful movie just leave a comment telling me about an inspirational moment in your life. 

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Gayla said...

I think this was a movie I wanted to see but didn't get to--so I'd love to have a DVD. Thanks for reviewing it!

Gayla said...

So, I forgot to follow directions! I've needed lots of "inspirational moments" to get through life, but since this is a homeschooling blog, here's one relating to that: The day I realized how blessed I was to be able to spend each day with my precious kids. It helped make some of the less than fun, day-in-day-out stuff much more tolerable. :)

chillywilly said...

can't wait to see this movie. I have heard alot about it.