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Last night our family had a movie night. Odd thing to do on a Monday? Maybe, but it sure helps to beat those Monday Blahs!!
We all sat down, from the 4 year old, right up to us parents (minus Devin who was at work). We also had my bff here (who is pretty much the same as family) and her 3 kids, 5-9 years old.
Right off the bat, I liked the fact that this movie is based on a true story. I love when the positive, inspirational stories make it to screen!! Keri and I had seen the preview for this movie some time ago, and it stuck with her because she loves sports (and Converse shoes, which were shown in the preview) so, when I was given the opportunity to review, we jumped on the chance!!
Everyone loved the movie. The 2 youngest fell asleep, it was pretty late, so that was expected, but the rest of us remained glued to the screen for the whole movie.
We had great commentary throughout, about the outfits, the plaids, the size of the gyms etc. This movie was done so well and set up the time period perfectly.
At the end, during the credits, they played some actual footage that had been recorded at some of the games and Keri commented about how true to the styles they kept the clothes, and how the nuns really were the cheerleaders, singing songs and cheering their team on!
All in all, we loved this movie. It will remain a family fave for a while, for sure and I would recommend this movie for everyone to see. Perserverence, Believing in Yourself, Team Work and Trust are all a big part of this story and those are some great qualities to want to see in our kids...so this gets "Many Thumbs Up" from all of us!!
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.GIVEAWAY!! I love when I can share the inspiration!!
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!
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