Monday, February 27, 2012

The Mighty Macs



Based on a true story, THE MIGHTY MACS was inspired by Hall of Fame Coach Cathy Rush—a woman ahead of her time—who took a seemingly unnoticeable position as the head basketball coach at tiny Immaculata, an all-girls Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia.  

Courage and determination helped her overcome a myriad of obstacles and in the end lead a ragtag group of girls to the first-ever national championship in women’s college basketball. 

I haven't had a chance to see this movie yet, but being a Basketball Crazy family I am sure it will be watched here soon! For families interested in watching this with your kids (or youth group) there is a discussion guide found here. (Just scroll down below the trailer.)  It is very in depth with questions based on three themes from the movie, along with the clip it is taken from. The three themes are belief, commitment, and perseverance.  An excellent resource!

I have to say how impressed I am with the number and quality of Family Friendly movies coming out these days.  You used to have wait years between quality films, but we have been showered upon lately.  Wouldn't you agree?

Dolphin Tale
Grace Card 
To Save a Life
Breaking The Press
Soul Surfer

Have you seen any of these and which was your favourite?  Any recent ones I have left off the list?

1 comment:

  1. I totally's been so nice to have so many great movies come out!! There are a couple of those I hadn't heard about so I've added them to my list:). I don't know that I can pick a favorite...they've all been really good!