Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Try it Tuesday & Review

This week for
"Try it Tuesday & Review,"
I had the opportunity of watching a brand new movie called,
The Mighty Macs
found {HERE}.
The Mighty Macs stars Carla Gugino (Night at the Museum, Watchmen), David Boreanaz (Angel, Bones, Buffy the Vampire slayer) and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice doesn't live here anymore). It was directed by Tim Chambers. It is rated G and is an 1 hr and 42 minutes long. This film will be out in select theatres on Friday, October 21st so be sure to check your local listings.

Here is the storyline...
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!
Here is my opinion...
Although it is fun to go to the movie theatre with my husband, it was really nice to watch The Mighty Macs in the comfort of my own home. I love previewing movies before they go on screen.
In my opinion, this film was fantastic! It was inspired by a true story. Don't we love films that are based on a true story? The characters were well thought out espeically Cathy's character. Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) was a tough and determined coach. Although she had difficult techniques for her girls, she was committed. She had the "faith to dream big and the passion to change lives." The story truly was about determination, sacrifice, faith and hope. It truly was an inspiration. And as Cathy stated in the movie, "Anything can happen if you are committed to your dreams." Isn't that an inspiring quote? I love it and I bet you will too!
Again, the film doesn't come out till Friday, October 21st so be sure to check your local listings.

Also, check out The Mighty Macs facebook page found {HERE} and twitter page found {HERE}.

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