Go. See. McFarland, USA.

The movie McFarland, USA interested me because the previews indicated it would be an inspirational sports story. I like sports. My wife doesn’t. She was out of town, so it seemed a fine film for me to see by myself.

I loved it. Sally would love it too. Based on a true story, McFarland, USA tells of a poor, predominantly Latino (Mexican-American) town in Southern California.

Kevin Costner plays a familiar character well: the stubborn, hardheaded athlete. Think Bull Durham, Tin Cup, Field of Dreams, and Draft Day. In McFarland, USA, he is Bill White, the newly hired high school cross-country coach. White’s never run cross-country or track. He’s never coached cross-country or track. The teenagers he coaches have never run cross-country or track.

Spoiler alert. You’ll like the way the movie ends. This film is Disney at its best.

What I did not expect was a touching account of a Daddy and his daughters. Take your Kleenex.

This is a good movie for all ages, children and adults, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, grandparents and grandkids.

Go. See. McFarland, USA.

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4 thoughts on “Go. See. McFarland, USA.

  1. Lee Barker

    Will go see it soon. Sounds wholesome and realistic.

  2. JEarl

    From your description I had a flashback to Mr.Holland ‘s Opus. Rated K for Kleenex.

  3. Cute. K for Kleenex. Mr. Holland’s Opus was a classic. This won’t be a classic, but it’s a good movie.

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