Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Mighty Macs DVD - an Inspiring, Family Friendly Movie and a #GiveAway

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The Mighty Macs - Based on a True Story
  • Will be Released on DVD February 21st, 2012
  • Rated G
  • 1 Hour 40 Minutes 
  • Region One DVD (US and Canada) Widescreen
  • Subtitles Available in English and French
  • Written and Directed by Tim Chambers
  • Starring Carla Gugino, Ellyn Burstyn, Mary Shelton, David Borenaz and Laurne Bittner 
  • Special Features Include Deleted Scenes, an ESPN Segment, and Some Highlights From Production
  • List Price $26.99

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Last October, I had the opportunity to review the movie The Mighty Macs before it's short and limited run in theaters.

Now that it is being released on DVD, I have been given the opportunity to see it again, and it's just as charming the second time around.  The story has a little bit of everything that you'd expect in an underdog sports movie, and a little more.  The secondary plot is that it is the time in American history when women were getting out into the workplace, and taking on less traditional roles.

The main character is Cathy Rush.  She is a newlywed who's husband is on the road a lot.  Her love for the game of basketball leads her to take a coaching job at an all girl's Catholic college in Pennsylvania.  Clearing many obstacles along the way, she and her team defy the odds.  They go from a team with no gym, no equipment, and no budget to champions.  The spotlight and national recognition also save Immaculata College from demise.

The girls on this team are blessed by their coach both on and off the court.  Cathy Rush teaches them about non-quitting spirit, the pursuit of excellence, and many other skills that they will use to excel in their years after college.

The casting is good, and the Catholic Church is not mocked in the usual Hollywood fashion.  The nuns are caring and kind, not the usual yardstick wielding stereotype.  They are excited for the team, and are a great support to the girls.

The G-Rating is appropriate, although, I don't think younger children will be interested when the plot wanders off sports and into other areas.  The only parental advisories that I offer are these:  One scene takes place in a bar.  Coach Rush and a nun are having an adult beverage while they wait for their food.  A man comes over and has a conversation with them that includes some innuendo.  In another scene, some local boys come to a practice, and although innocent, there is some body contact, and Mother Superior is very upset!

Overall, the language is clean, the story uplifting, and the there are no hidden agendas.

Find out more by following The Mighty Macs Movie on Facebook, or on Twitter.

I have been given the opportunity to host a giveaway for my readers, so somebody is going to win their own copy of The Mighty Macs on DVD.  Use the super easy RaffleCopter entry form below to enter.

(Giveaway Closed)

This giveaway is open to all, worldwide, ages 18 and older, but the DVD is formatted for use in the USA and Canada.  The giveaway will close at 12:01AM EST on March 5th.  Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter, notified by email, and will have 48 hours to respond.  No purchase is necessary to win.  Void where prohibited.

Facebook does not endorse or sponsor this giveaway nor are they affiliated with this blog  its reviews or giveaways.

Good Luck!
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In order to write an honest, blogged review, I was given a review copy of this DVD.  I was not paid to write this post and my opinions are genuine.