• The Mighty Macs (2011)

The Mighty Macs

Release Date: October 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2012

G |1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary

In 1971, Immaculata College finds a new coach, Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino), to head its women's basketball team. Right from the start, Cathy faces an uphill battle at the tiny, all-women's school -- with little support from Mother St. John (Ellen Burstyn). There's no gymnasium on campus, no uniforms, and there might not even be enough players to field a team. With help from a spunky assistant and a booster club of elderly nuns, Cathy sets out to achieve the impossible.

Cast: Carla Gugino, Ellen Burstyn, Marley Shelton, David Boreanaz, Phyllis Somerville, Jesse Draper, Lauren Bittner, Christopher Mann

Director: Tim Chambers

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Quaker Media

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing LLC

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    The film doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is: a story of one woman overcoming low expectations. Gugino and Burstyn and the young performers playing the young players do likewise. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    One wishes that Chambers had more gracefully integrated the stories of the individual players into this celebration of Rush. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie does say a lot about female athletes and the changing role of women in American society, but in aggressively pursuing the formula, writer-director-producer Tim Chambers is prone to exaggeration and a moralizing tone. show more

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