Saturday, March 3, 2012

The mIghty Macs DVD Review + Giveaway

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!

Our Thoughts:
This is one of those movies that is both inspirational and uplifting.  It teaches the importance of both team work and hard work because in the end it always pays off.  I appreciated it's positive messages,  while my husband appreciated the basketball aspect of the movie. Matter of fact,  our boys enjoyed it too(they are huge basketball fans). It's always a major plus when we can find movies that our entire family enjoys and this was definitely one of them.

Although,  the team was more of an underdog team it wasnt long before I fell for their team and really started rooting for them to win.  Even though they didn't have a perfect place to play or an ideal locker room they proved that anything can happen if you put your mind to it.  This movie makes a great addition to our collection and a I would definitely recommend it!

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Meghan said...

I played high school field hockey. Ah, to be that fit again! LOL

theladya said...

I played summer league softball every year until my sophomore year of high school but no high school or college affiliated sports. ~ Angie Bailey

Mysharona said...

I swam in high school.

tavernie said...

No I never was into sports!

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sandy1955 said...

No, I didn't. I wasn't too good at sports, ever
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Kristie said...

I didn't play anything in high school, but ran cross-country and played volleyball in middle school.

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Patricia said...

I never playec sports in highschool. I was a spectator.

rj7777 said...

I tried to go out for the basketball team and this was quite a joke. I got knocked around by these big girls and I quit!!! I played softball and was great at that. I made home runs and was the catcher. I coached some kids teams too. I enjoyed it. Rita Spratlen

Jody Sisson said...

No I never played sports.
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VickeC said...

no,I didnt do sports in high school or college,but my kids did,,my son played high school football,an my daughter was a high school cheerleader

cdziuba said...

I played softball

VickeC said...



would NOT let me enter in the blanks

Anita Yancey said...

No, I never played sports. I just wasn't any good at them.

Nickolay said...

Attempted to play HS Sports!

Erica C. said...

I played soccer in High School.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

played high school basketball
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Nicole C. said...

No, I never played sports.


Andrea Henry said...

I was a cheerleader. Did not play sports.
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akronugurl said...

no i did not

bev said...

I played sports in high school. Basketball, baseball, volleyball, etc. Thanks for the contest!

Erika P. said...

I didn't play sports in HS.

Tamar said...

I played basketball :-)
tam s.

daveshir2005 said...

I played basketball in high school for a little while.

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Atreau said...

I was in dance in high school.

wallindeb said...

I played jr. high sports, but did dance in high school.

Swtlilchick said...

I didn't play any sports in school