Thursday, October 20, 2011

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!

My Thoughts:
Well I was so honored to be asked to review a movie that was not even out yet to theaters. I know that my writing and reviewing skills seem to be pretty basic. I am working on it though. But I was very honored to have been asked. It did take me a day or two to get the computer hooked up to the television. Once we did that it was all gravy. I got to sit down with my family and what the movie. I was not having to push pause  and ask them to leave the room. I enjoyed the movie. I enjoyed it so much that I may just go and see it in theaters.  I know for sure I will keep an eye out for it on DVD. Not that it was a good movie, but it had a little history behind it. I believe that Cathy Rush helped form the WNBA. If you are a basketball buff, this would be a good movie for you to enjoy with your family, wife, husband, kids. Even if your not a basketball buff and your significant  other is take him you will enjoy the movie. Check out these links. 

In Theaters OCTOBER 21, 2011

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