Movie Review - McFarland
I enjoyed "McFarland" and recommend it to you and kids of all ages. This movie is based on the true story of a high school in a poor, rural agricultural community in the central valley of California. Kevin Costner stars as a teacher/football coach who transfers to this school after failing in other locations. He brings his family with him to this primarily Hispanic community. It doesn't take long before he recognizes that there are better opportunities for the students in cross country running than in football. This movie tells the story of the cross country team's development and success, but it's really about the coach and his family becoming a part of this community, and how they all benefit as a result. It's a feel good movie that's even better because it's true.