About McFarland USA
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.
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
McFarland, USA is a movie full of heart and love of family. While slow at times, this movie shows us that when we work together towards a common goal and respect each other-even our differences, we can reach our goals. I recommend a family movie night that includes some tacos or enchiladas and McFarland, USA . The movie is rated PG and is full of life lessons that you can discuss as a family after the movie.