The Mighty Macs DVD Review & Giveaway- Ends 3/7

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Last fall, I had the opportunity to view an online screening of The Mighty Macs.  Recently, this inspiring family movie was released on DVD and I was given the chance to review it again and to host a giveaway! You can read my original review here. Please scroll to the end of the post to see how you can win your own DVD copy.


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.
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!

Carla Gugino, who played Ingrid Cortez in Spy Kids, did an excellent job playing Cathy Rush. I do wish that we would have seen more about the lives of the girls on the team, but I  understand that this was a movie and time probably didn't allow them to go into much depth. You can visit the website to learn more about the real Mighty Macs or fan the movie page on FACEBOOK and follow them on TWITTER


1 DVD of The Mighty Macs


Please just leave your name and an email address, where I can contact you if you are chosen as winner,  in a blog post comment on this post. Winner will randomly be chosen by and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. U.S. residents 18 and older only. Giveaway ends midnight EST 3/7/12. Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Thanks for entering & good luck!


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Jessica T. said...

This movie looks cute! I'll take it if Daniele doesn't want it!
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