Disclosure this is a sponsored post for McFarland USA.
It’s incredibly hard to find a movie that resonates with my entire family. Capturing the attention of three boys between the ages of 4 and 14, nearly impossible. Or is it? McFarland USA not only captured our attention, it captured our hearts. I knew my fourteen year old would love it, after all he is the athlete of the family, but we where all captivated and gave McFarland USA our seal of approval. Thumbs up all around. This movie heartwarming and encourages chasing your dreams. Something we as parents try to engrave in our children daily. McFarland USA is based on a true story and really sets the tone of the reality of novice athletes proving they can achieve anything with hard work. We where enthralled and captivated by these characters from beginning to end.
True Story McFarland USA plus the Movie Trailer
New on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD
June 2, 2015
“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.”
Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves,” “The Untouchables”), Maria Bello (“A History of Violence,” “Prisoners”), Carlos Pratts (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” “Out of the Fire”), Morgan Saylor (TV’s “Homeland,” “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant”).
Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”)
Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray