Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz, Katie Hayek, Kim Blair, Margaret Anne Florence, Taylor Steele
In the G rated Christian film based on actual events, Cathy Rush (Carla Gugino) is married to an NBA ref. She’s not the stay at home kind of wife though, and she takes a job as the girls basketball coach at a private Catholic school where money is very tight, and there is very little resources wasted on a basketball team. But Cathy takes it quite seriously and manages to teach this rag-tag little group of girls in uniforms that look like they’re out of the last century to care about giving their all and doing their best, but most of all, they start to actually win.
As a religious themed film which is rated G, basically there isn’t anything even remotely objectionable in this film. It’s a good family movie and it’s a true story, so there’s loads of redeeming values in this film. But the down side is that it’s like most every other underdog school who gets no respect who learn to care for each other and to play their hearts out. They pull all the strings and it does seem like we’ve seen this film over an over again.
On the other hand, it’s not something your kids have seen over and over, and it’s likely to teach them a lesson or two wrapped up in a pretty decent girls basketball story. These kids had little hope to succeed, but due to several very dedicated people and a great bunch of girls, they managed to impress people everywhere they went.
Not a bad story, and if you’re in the mood for some good old fashioned “G” rated fare, this film is even available on NetFlix Watch Instantly, and it’s a pretty decent use of your time.
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