It’s 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time … and she’s about to embark on an ad
venture for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women’s basketball.
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 thing’s for certain: there’s never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!
What I thought:
My daughter and I enjoyed this movie through and through. It was a great movie for young ladies to understand the importance of hard work and not giving up. For us, our daughter is in the tween stage and at times can struggle with not wanting to always work as hard as before. It helped gently remind her that the only way you get the results in life that you want is by being faithful and working hard. This movie also shows the importance of having a positive attitude and how that effects the everyday circumstances in your life. I would high recommend this movie to anyone who is encouraged by a story of triumph and hard work.
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