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 things for certain: there's never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!
I always enjoy a good family-friendly movie!! And to have an inspirational movie that is a true story is a plus as well. This movie was all of the above.
I was born in the late 70's so I have no clue what it was like to live in a time that women were not supposed to work but stay home instead. But I have to say that I am impressed with the females that had to stand up for what they believed in and had to work extra hard to get anywhere in a "man's" world.
As I watched this movie, I gained a lot of respect for Coach Rush. She had obstacle after obstacle in her way, but she always fought harder and harder for what she believed in. If I had as many people and things in my way as she did, I am sure I would quit. But she fought, and in the end it paid off.
We watched this movie as a family...my husband, son, daughter and myself. My son (who is 13) was the only one that thought it was boring. He walked out but he came back and finished it with us so I don't think he disliked it too bad. As a family, we give this movie an 8 out of 10.
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