Thursday, February 16, 2012

Review: The Mighty Macs

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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!

My thoughts:

The story was intriguing.  The acting superb.  It was the cleanest movie I've seen in awhile; and, I'm very picky.  I've been known to take offense at PG movies.  This movie is rated G.  I'm all for the movie industry making more G and PG movies.  Because of these things, I really really wanted to like it... and I did... sort of.

You see, I found the movie to be a little difficult to follow.  There were many times when it felt like something was left out.  I didn't quite understand how the characters got from point A to point C.  I was looking for point B but couldn't find it.   There were changes in behavior and attitude; but, I failed to catch what exactly caused those changes.

Even so, it was an enjoyable movie to watch. 
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  1. I agree mommy. But it was an interesting movie.
    but not as good as I had hoped it would be.


  2. I saw your post in my Google Reader. :)

  3. We saw it awhile ago and I know we liked it but I cannot remember if it was hard to follow or not. Funny, eh?

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!:) So glad that you loved Sweeter than Birdsong, too! I'm your newest follower!;) Lori

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  11. I found your giveaway on the Low Entry Giveaway list (although I've stopped by before :)).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I saw it on Airplanes & Dragonflies blog :)

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  20. I found out about the giveaway on the Tighwad in Utah daily email .



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