Monday, August 21, 2017

Movie Monday: McFarland USA

I've decided to do a series of posts on Monday about the different movies I have seen recently, some will be running related and some won't.

My husband and I have netflix, so a lot of the movies will be from there. We also have an actual real life movie rental store in town so we go there a lot to find new movies, but I'll let you know where I found it.

First Movie Monday: McFarland USA

This movie was made by Disney in 2015

I rented this movie on AMAZON

If you like a feel good running movie, this would be a great choice!

Kevin Costner stars in this movie as an ex football coach turned cross country coach in a school that hadn't had a team before.

It's set in a rural town in which many students are expected to work in the fields before school and after. They are never expected to finish school, or move on and make a name for themselves outside of field work.

Costner's character notices some of the students running to school and realizes they are running very fast without seeming to get tired. I don't want to spoil the movie, but after finally convincing some students(and their parents) they could have a successful XC team, they really make things happen.

McFarland USA focuses on issues with race and expectations as well as how we view family.

I highly recommend this movie for any age viewer, it's got clean language, and it's on topics that can be understood by all viewers.

Stay tuned for more movie reviews!!!

Have you seen McFarland USA?

What running movie is your favorite?


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