Review – The Mighty Macs

Last night the family and I spent our evening reviewing the soon-to-be-released movie “The Mighty Macs” on DVD. I had the opportunity to see a pre-release before it hit the theaters, but had a conflict that night. So to be able to see this film before it’s officially released to DVD was great. The entire family enjoyed the movie. We’re sports fans and fans of movies so when you put the two together, it’s a good possibility we’ll like it. I’ll post the official “About The Movie” below but I will say this is a nice film for the whole family. The acting was very well done and the story was given it’s proper credit.

If you’re a fan of sports movies, this is one you’ll want to add to your collection.

I give “The Mighty Macs a 4 out of 5.

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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