POSITRACTION: “Jesus loves to dance”


The Mighty Macs (2009)
G 99 min – Drama | Sport – 21 October 2011 (USA)
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In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms — and the school itself is in danger of being sold — Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.

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My “outlaw’s” husband thought I’d enjoy this movie. Boy, was he right. Made me feel close to Frau Reinke, who played semi pro women’s ball. We followed RU women’s bball with Teresa Grentz starting in the College Avenue gym. She knew the Mac story before it was kool. Her HS coach was also a groundbreaker in women’s liberation.

It’s corny, predictable, and full of stereo types.    

Reflecting upon the movie, it has so many messages. Both positive and negative.

It’s “Rudy” for women.

It’s not for the faint of heart. The message is “How much do you want what you say you want.”

For me, my takeaway was “Jesus loves to dance”.

I’m sure my fellow alums will take away more, but then I’m just a simple fat old white guy injineer. 

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