I had the blessing of reviewing The Mighty Macs this week. I took advantage of our afternoon chill time and watched it with the kids. I always am a little leery of "faith based films" because I am a hard critic when it comes to acting. I just don't like cheesy. I want the film to be believable. Simply said.
This movie was cute though! I did find myself laughing a few parts and wasn't disappointed by all the acting.... And my children had lots of questions about Nuns!! (I tried my best to answer correctly). From what I understand this based on a true story and was the beginning era of girls college basketball. I especially recommend it for basketball or sports fan.
Because I was viewing it for the first time with my kids, I had to explain a few parts that I didn't agree with or the kids had questions about... (ie: how a character was not 'submitting to her husband wishes' with her new job / a bar scene when an unknown stranger was trying to flirt with the two main characters/ or one of the school girls dealing with an engagement break up) But it is rated G and was clean through out. The kids were really amazed by the "real" pictures at the end credits. They complimented what a good job they did making it look like the 1970's! lol
Over all it was a pleasant afternoon. I will keep the movie around for sure! Would you like to try it out The Mighty Macs for free?? Its always fun to win new products :) Entry instructions are below!
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About the Movie:
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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