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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Mighty Macs

The Mighty Macs Poster
The movie, The Mighty Macs, releases in theaters today, October 21.  I recently had an opportunity to preview the movie and let me just say ... 


It is a wonderful story about beating the odds.  About fighting for what you believe in when the whole world seems against you.  About reaching for your dreams when everyone tells you to just give up.

Here's a synopsis from the website:
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!

This family-friendly movie is based on a true story and is definitely one you should see.  Again and again!  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will be inspired.  And I think you will love it too.

For  more information about The Mighty Macs movie ...
Website: http://www.themightymacs.com/ (you can watch a trailer of the movie here)


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Misty said...

Hey Kim, how are you able to review these movies? Just curious.