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McFarland USA DVD Review and #Giveaway
I was extremely excited to have the opportunity to recently review McFarland USA! Kevin, Alana and I had already discussed renting it once it came out. McFarland USA is available on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD on June 2nd. Even being a bit young, the boys were wanting to watch this with us and I was hoping it would help motivate them moving into the Summer. We are actually attempting our first go at sports too for them so I figured timing was perfect.
The synopsis says "In the tradition of Disney sports movies comes “McFarland, USA” based on a true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream."
The evening this arrived we all watched this as a family. I was excited to watch something that was more than entertainment and would motivate the family together. It actually had Dane's attention through most of it, Declan however, had no interest. I will say Alana and I cried together quite a bit! This is definitely a touching story for most ages with some great life lessons.
Recommendation: I would recommend this for anyone at any age and especially for families. This is a good story about overcoming anything and can work as a powerful motivator for those feeling a bit down or defeated.
GENRE: Sports Drama/Inspirational
FEATURE RUN TIME: 129 minutes
ASPECT RATIO: 2.39:1
AUDIO: 5.1 DTS-HDMA (English) and 5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish)
Giveaway: Disney is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers McFarland USA on DVD to have of their own!