Friday, October 21, 2011

The Mighty Macs~ A Mighty Good Movie! (Opens tonight in theaters)

We don't go to the movies much~ mostly because we usually feel that there is nothing worth watching that won't offend our family (Ages 4-adult) sensibilities. Hollywood frequently has a way of slipping the unnecessary vulgarity, profanity and "Adult themes" into their offerings, not to mention the graphic violence. ICK!

This is one reason that I was happy to preview, and now recommend the new movie (Based on a true story) opening in theaters today, The Mighty Macs.

The Mighty Macs tells the narrative of Cathy Rush, a feisty basketball player with no coaching experience, who walks into tiny Immaculata College and  against all odds (no gym, no funds, and very little support to begin with) builds a real TEAM. Her girls grow together as a team to the point that they are able to take on even the biggest universities. Overcoming their challenges becomes even more exciting as this is the first year that women's college basketball will hold national championships.

My Eldest(14)  and my Youngest(4) chose to watch this with me instead of rooting for the Rangers in the World Series with my Middlest and DH. Youngest now claims that Women's Basketball is better than Mens.... ;) Funny little boy!  I suppose that's a pretty good endorsement, tho, as it kept his attention the entire time. There is a fair amount of action on the court, and a touch of humor, which my Eldest particularly enjoyed.

The Mighty Macs was blessedly free from vulgarities, and there were only a couple of times that I was surprised by indirect themes ( a bar/restaurant scene that includes drinking beer and a slight innuendo that would go over most heads is actually one of the funnier moments in the movie, and at a certain point the concept that the end justifies the means was introduced). However, these weren't overdone or in-your-face. At the worst, they offer an opportunity to discuss with older kids. Generally speaking, the greater themes of Faith, Belief, and Trust win out. In fact, Cathy Rush, the players, and the Nuns from Immaculata previewed the movie, and felt that The Mighty Macs was a good representation of the true story.

So, if you are looking for a good, wholesome movie to take the family to, this could be a great option for you. If you would like to send a message to Hollywood that you would like to see quality family movies more common than rare, then attending this opening weekend would help to make that statement.

You can visit The Mighty Macs on Facebook, Twitter, and The Mighty Macs website where you can find out where The Mighty Macs is playing near you.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful as you decide whether to spend your dollars at the theater or not.

Disclaimer~ I received the ability to preview this movie from my home in order to bring you this review. The opinions stated are my own, and were not influenced in any way.


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