Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Mighty Macs

"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!"

The Mighty Macs is based on a true story which is what made me say "yes" when I was asked to review it. It was a nice refreshing change to see a sports movie about girls, however, it was still about basketball and I'm not gonna lie...I fell asleep for part of it LOL But, it was good. I laughed in a couple parts and even teared up in a couple other parts. And, as always, The Mighty Macs is family safe!

*****CONGRATS TO KRISTIE!!!!!*****

I was given a free copy of this DVD in exchange for my honest review!


grams said...

I like to watch football and hockey!

Odie Langley said...

I was never any good at golf but I can sit and watch tournaments forever whether it's the men or women. That book kind of reminds me of the movie Blind Side with Sandra Bullock.

Odie Langley said...

Will be sharing your link on my facebook. Just go to facebook and key in odie langley

Laura P. said...

I don't like to play, but I sure like to watch sports movies, if they are clean. My favorites are Miracle and Facing the Giants, but there are a lot of good ones out there.

Kristie said...

Nope! I don't play sports and don't really care to watch them usually (except in movies and my own kids playing), but I think this would be neat to see with Morgan being in basketball this year :-)