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McFarland USA

A struggling coach and teacher who has been had to move around for different incidents in his career finally comes to one of the poorest cities in America- McFarland, California. There he discovers buried potential among several high school boys and slowly turns them into championship runners and brings them closer than even he could ever imagine.



Rated PG
129 minutes

I love movies that are based on real events. They are usually most inspirational and often the most interesting to watch. This movie fit everything I expected and more.
The triumph the boys experienced as they succeeded and gained self confidence was beautiful to watch. 
You do need tissues on hand for a couple of moments, but for the most part, the film is upbeat.
This is a movie to watch with the family, provided your kids are not too small. The family could enjoy this movie together, as it's a Disney film, you know it has wholesome viewing material.
I love this movie and know it's one I will watch again and again. You should definitely see it too! 


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  1. could be a family movie

  2. Definitely looking forward to seeing this one. My daughter runs cross country and track, and she is excited for this movie.

    1. She will definitely love it, and I think you will too!

  3. Oooh I will be checking this out, given that I'm a big Kevin Costner fan. Glad to see this is a family movie too. I think my boys will enjoy this!

  4. Looks one to look out for! I hope it comes Down Under soon!


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