Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this family-friendly sports tale is based on the true story of Cathy Rush, who coached the basketball team of a tiny Catholic women's college near Philadelphia to national glory. There's nothing objectionable in this G-rated drama, but there are a couple of themes that may go over the head of very young viewers, like the mentions of feminism and marriage and college financing. But the actual story of the girls' practicing, becoming a cohesive team, and competing against area rivals should inspire kids to keep working hard to achieve their own athletic and personal goals, even if the odds don't seem in their favor.
A few hugs and one quick kiss between a married couple, and a tame discussion about marriage and weddings. One character has her heart broken, but her boyfriend is never seen in the film. A nun out of her habit accepts a beer from an interested pub patron.
Several positive messages, particularly for girls. The fact that Cathy, despite being married, chooses to take a coaching job to pursue her passion for basketball shows that women don't need to rely on a husband to fulfill all their dreams. Cathy's perseverance in the face of difficulty is also an example that you should never give up, even when things aren't going your way. The girls' commitment to the Macs is an important lesson in teamwork and collaboration. The fact they're willing to wake up early, sweat, and give it their all is what sports -- and discipline -- should be about for kids.
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Cathy and Sister Sunday each have a pint at a pub.