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Friday, October 21, 2011

Mighty Macs Review

Okay, I have a movie to recommend to you.  You just have to see this movie.  Really.  It is an awesome movie that I will definitely own when it comes out on DVD.  I can see it becoming a family favorite.

The Mighyt Macs is and AWESOME movie!  I was privileged to be able to preview it this week before it comes out in theaters. It is a heart-warming story that is worth your time and money.  Please plan to support this movie in the theaters so that we will have more family friendly movies in the future.

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!

I can't say enough about this movie.  It was such a joy to watch.  This is one of those movies that makes you believe that anything is possible and helps you to keep rooting for the underdog.  


Check it out and then make plans to go and see it.  You won't be disappointed.

**I was given access to this pre-screening of The Mighty Macs in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

MommyKuehner said...

I rarely ever get to the theater...I will have to watch for this one!

Great review:)