DVD Review and Giveaway! "The Mighty Macs"

"The Mighty Macs"
DVD Review
Rated G 
Release Date: Feb 21, 2012
Source: sent by publicist

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

This feel good family film is a great addition to other inspiring sports films based on true stories. "The Mighty Macs" is a bit unusual from the norm though because it involves a women's sports team. The Mighty Macs were the first NCAA women's basketball national champs. It's especially inspiring to women and young girls because it's set in the early 70s when women's sports teams didn't have equal advantages as their male counterparts. This film focuses on all the struggles that this early female team had, that maybe we take for granted today. The girls didn't even have a gym to practice in, and you can tell what their hand-me-down uniforms look like in the photo. Yikes!

The production quality of this film is outstanding, you can really tell this was a feature film released in the theater and not your usual made for tv fare. The acting is great, and as someone interested in vintage clothing, the costumes were amazing. Cathy Rush apparently was a fashion plate in addition to a basketball coach, and it's so fun to see her wardrobe.

"The Mighty Macs" is a great film for sports enthusiasts. While the team's journey to victory was outstanding, sometimes I felt like the more personal stories were glossed over a bit. I wanted to really know what was going on in Cathy's rocky marriage. I also wanted to know more about the college's financial struggles and how exactly the team helped them regain their footing.

The movie takes place in a Catholic girls' college, but I don't feel like the movie was overly religious, and it definitely wasn't preachy. I thought this film was a great portrayal of nuns as real people with real lives and feelings, and never a caricature.

Bottom Line: This film will appeal to sports enthusiasts everywhere, and especially inspiring to young girls and women involved in their own sport teams.


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  1. would love to win the dvd. rlrlaney GFC
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  2. I do like these movie reviews :) Since I love movies

  3. Great review!

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  5. This sounds really cute!
    Thanks for the review.
    I actually love sports movies though I don't watch that many sports :D

  6. I'm always looking for a good movie the whole family will love. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. This movie sounds so cute! Thanks for reviewing it. :]

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