I received a copy of McFarland for the sole purpose of this review
I ran track in high school (and still love to run) so when I had the chance to receive McFarland USA it really hit home for me and I couldn't wait to watch it. Since it is a true story I knew it would be fantastic right away.
SYNOPSIS: In the tradition of Disney sports movies comes “McFarland, USA” based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream.CAST: Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves,” “The Untouchables”), Maria Bello (“A History of Violence,” “Prisoners”), Carlos Pratts (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” “Out of the Fire”), Morgan Saylor (TV’s “Homeland,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”).DIRECTOR: Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”)
PRODUCERS: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray
We absolutely loved the movie. It was a very inspirational story and was filmed very well. Kevin Costner definitely doesn't disappoint in this film. Well, He never does, but definitely doesn't in this movie. McFarland USA is a movie to see!
My daughter is 8 and she enjoyed the movie as well. It's rated PG so great for children and adults alike.
Overall: *****/5 Can't wait to watch it again.
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