The Mighty Macs

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Released 2011

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Director:
Tim Chambers
Released:
2011
Rating:
G
From the inspiring true story comes the tale of one woman who just wanted to make a difference and wound up making history! When Coach Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino, MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS) arrives at tiny Immaculata College, the women's basketball team has no budget, no uniforms and no gym. Refusing to give up, Cathy finds help from a young nun named Sister Sunday (Marley Shelton, NEVER BEEN KISSED). Together, their relentless drive reignites the team's spirit and the Mighty Macs start conquering bigger and better-funded schools. As financial troubles rock Immaculata, the Macs charge into the championships against all odds. Can the Mighty Macs save their school with one last long shot at victory? You'll stand up and cheer for the heartwarming, incredible season that made the real Cathy Rush a Basketball Hall of Fame legend!

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    Sometimes a film feels a bit too pat and yet is impossible to resist. The Mighty Macs, based on the national championship run of the 1972 women's basketball team at Immaculata Coll...

  • 70

    Variety Joe Leydon

    Family-friendly and abounding in uplift, The Mighty Macs is an undemandingly pleasant indie drama.

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There is nothing to complain about except the film's deadening predictability and the bland, shallow characters.

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