It is such an incredible blessing for me to have the opportunity to reviews different faith and family media resources. It has been such a joy for our family.
Many times there are books, movies, music that we would like to purchase and it just hasn't been available in the budget (most especially as we stick to our goals of becoming 100% debt free so that we can more freely give). There are times that my heart is just overflowing with gratitude because what has become available is something someone in our family has been wanting to see/read. Today and tomorrow's reviews are two of those that have been on our list and we are grateful beyond words for this opportunity.
With that said, let me tell you about today's review and Giveaway!
The boys loved the fact that it was a sports movie and didn't mind that it was all about girls. They got a kick out of the fact that the girls played in dresses to their knees. Our 10 year old laughed and talked through the whole movie, asking questions about the drills, rules, and "time" period. It was great.
For my teenage daughter and my husband and I, we really loved it for more qualities than just the sports aspect. Amongst the "fun" and "sports", were some powerful moments. Most specifically, watching the struggles of each individual girl was heart-warming. You just have to root for the underdog! There was one particular moment, without giving it ALL away since I want YOU to watch the movie, that admit I did cry a bit because of the way the girls came together to make one of their teammates feel beautiful.
As far as family friendly goes, I was pleased. To watch a movie without sexual immorality, poor choice of language, etc.. .is such a blessing for our family. It gives us time to enjoy being together. Mighty Macs delivered not only with family friendliness, but also with GREAT entertainment.
However, I will say there was one scene that did concern me a small amount. Drinking alcohol is one of those controversial things that may or may not be offensive to your family. For many families it isn't an issue, for others (like ours) we choose to fully abstain. There was one very short scene in which alcohol is part of it. Nothing major happened, no one was drunk, etc..., but it was there and I felt like I should mention it.
All in all, Mighty Macs was a GREAT success. We had wanted to see it every time we saw it advertised in other family friendly movies. Knowing we don't go "out" to movies more than a couple of times a year (due to cost of a larger family), they had asked often to purchase it.
We love watching movies that when they are finished you have laughed and that leaves you with a "feel good" moment. Mighty Macs delivered!
Now: GIVEAWAY.....one reader will win a copy of the DVD! It's just as simple as leaving a comment on this post. One comment will be chosen at random as the winner. ALL the giveways that I will be posting this week will end on March 10th. (Several more giveaways to come this week!). Winners should be announced on March 11th (hopefully!). Please be sure to leave your email in your comment if I don't have it or you sign in as anonymous.
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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