Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Mighty Macs- Movie Review

Next week The Mighty Macs will be opening in theaters everywhere.  I had the opportunity of an advanced screening and I have to say, it's a winner!!!  First....what's the story.  From the website:

THE MIGHTY MACS is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women's basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game. And Cathy Rush, the woman that was ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

As it says, it is a Cinderella story.  Even though you know what the ending will be the movie is full of wit and fun and plenty of drama.  The movie is about dreams and hope.   It is about commitment and tenacity... and heart.  And it is funny too!

Here is the trailer:

I wanted to watch this with hubby but as things go, unless we get a babysitter and leave the house, that just doesn't happen.  But this movie is great for the whole family.  There is zero swearing, sex, violence. It is rated G.   I would think very young kids would be bored a bit but certainly even elementary age children might enjoy the story line.  As for the men...sometimes movies like this are billed as "great because they are a sports movie and the hubbies will like it."  I can tell you that my hubby does not necessarily like dramas that are based on sports; real or fiction.  He might enjoy it but not because it is a 'sports' movie.  I think they probably take many liberties and he knows the real games too well not to see the 'holes.'  Still I do think he would enjoy it for entertainment.  Just don't bill it to your hubby as a 'sports film.'  Tell him you want a night on the town that includes dinner and a great movie.  I give this one two thumbs up.

The Might Macs of course has a facebook page.  And they tweet.  Visit either to see what others are saying.   It opens next weekend..October 21!  So come out and support a great family film.

I received access to this movie in exchange for my honest review.

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