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In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.
Cathy Rush was a great ball player herself but she had no prior experience in couching a basketball team before arriving at Immaculata College, a school struggling to stay open amidst hard economic times. Instead of staying home like most women did during that time Cathy decided to go out and achieve something on her own. When she arrives the girl's basketball team doesn't even have uniforms or a gym to play in for that matter but with Cathy's determination she not only changed the young women he coached but she made history in doing so.
"The Mighty Macs" is a true story about having a dream, believing you can achieve it against all odds and coming together as one to see it through. Hailed as the feel good movie of the year but there's a lot more to it than that. The story will have you leaping out of your seat and cheering but it also has the ability to inspire anyone who sees it and in today's world that rare in any movie. Cathy Rush changed women's basketball forever by taking a group of young girls who for different reasons have all lost their way and with a bit of tough love, a masterful plan and a lot of hard work she made champions of them and herself. She made winners of these young ladies not only then but for the rest of their personal lives as well because once you believe in yourself the skies the limit.
The cast could not be better, Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton and Ellen Burstyn all give terrific and powerful performances and the actresses who play the girls were all amazing as well. "The Mighty Macs" is about overcoming obstacles and struggling through adversity but it's also about a time in history when women were fighting to gain their on identity not only in the world of sports but in life as well.
There's really nothing bad I can say about the film, everything about the production, acting and over-all look of the film is brilliant. This is a film to be proud of, Writer/Producer/Director, Tim Chambers and Co-writer, Anthony L. Gargano have create a film that will bring audiences together just as Cathy Rush brought her players together. I can on and on about the film but none of that matters unless you go out and experience it for yourself. A film that will have you cheering with excitement and perhaps even shedding a tear or two of joy as well. A family-friendly film that sends great messages to not only our children but to adults as well. Visit the film's Official site HERE to find out if it's playing in your area, do yourself a favor and run to see the most exhilarating movie of the year.
Released by Freestyle Releasing, LLC
***** Out Of *****