Guess what’s coming out in Theaters today? Mighty Macs!!
Don’t you just love a good family 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!” ~From the Producer
My opinion: Mr. Taffy and I watched the movie together and we really enjoyed it! It was a tad bit slow, but over all very entertaining and inspiring. Honestly, I got such a big kick out of the clothes, being born in the 70’s the clothing really blessed me! hehe! My sarcastic side was a little loud during the movie though, all these young girls had such a great desire to get married and start a family and I know from History that most of the marriages that took place in the late 60’s and 70’s ended in divorce…sigh…that doesn’t really have to do anything with the movie though! There is one scene where the coach and a nun are in a bar having beers…slight innuendos were detected there from a bar patron and the nun…a little inappropriate if you ask me, considering the theme and rating of the movie-G. But I wouldn’t hesitate in showing the movie to my children! I especially think my teens would enjoy the movie, the younger ones might lose interest.
There are tons of movie clips and pictures on the Might Mac website. The occurrence of family friendly movies seems to be increasing, I for one, am very thankful for this!