What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this family-friendly sports tale is based on the true story of Cathy Rush, who coached the basketball team of a tiny Catholic women's college near Philadelphia to national glory. There's nothing objectionable in this G-rated drama, but there are a couple of themes that may go over the head of very young viewers, like the mentions of feminism and marriage and college financing. But the actual story of the girls' practicing, becoming a cohesive team, and competing against area rivals should inspire kids to keep working hard to achieve their own athletic and personal goals, even if the odds don't seem in their favor.
- Families can talk about women in sports. Why do you think there are more movies about men's teams than women's teams?
- How far have women come since the early 1970s? How are women athletes more commonly accepted today?
- Which characters in this movie are role models? How can you tell?