The Mighty Macs - Review

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:

I was so thrilled when I was contacted to review this movie. I am so extremely picky about what I allow my family to watch and am always on the look-out for good, clean movies. It's a real plus when there are moral lessons to be had too. I was asked by Propeller to preview this movie online and give my honest opinion. This movie is wonderful. So encouraging, teaching kids they can "do all things". Serious, humorous, action, basketball, and God...what more could you ask for. Everyone should go see this movie, take your family, take a friend!! The best way to get more movies like this, is to support it. Definite 5 stars out of 5 stars!!


Jennifer {Studio JRU} October 21, 2011 at 6:32 PM  

Angel... so happy to see you pop up in my reader tonight! And this movie... we loved it! I sure hope more and more movies like this keep coming out. I am doing a giveaway for a signed movie poster on my blog if you are interested! :) Hope you are doing well!

Christian Fiction Addiction December 12, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

Thanks for reviewing this movie. I'm always looking for new ideas for "safe" movies for the family!



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