I’m happy to announce that you can finally purchase McFarland USA on Disney Blu-ray Combo or as a digital download.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this film.
I initially posted about McFarland USA in the Disney Movies 2015 Calendar back at the beginning of the year. I also shared a trailer for it and told you that it was coming to theaters on February 20th. Well, after months of waiting, McFarland USA is finally available for your home viewing pleasure!
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.
Based on a true story, McFarland USA spoke to me on many levels. Being a teacher, I love a feel good story that showcases another teacher’s successes. I feel like being reminded that the work we are doing with and for our students pays off (and can’t always be seen in a test score) helps keep me in the game (so to speak). Success stories such as this remind me of why I went into this field to begin with. Granted, I’m not a coach, but I think we all hope to be that one person a student looks up to and trusts when they need something.
I must admit that McFarland USA made me miss my own dad. In the film, Coach White has to make up it up to his daughter after he forgot her birthday. I won’t spoil it for you, but suffice it to say that seeing him prove his love for her in an adorable way made me tear up.
McFarland USA is also a great underdog story. It’s always a good feeling when the underdogs that you’ve come to love but are unsure of come out on top. There again, it’s nice to see that this happens in real life.
I think McFarland USA is another great family feature from Disney. There’s probably something in it for everyone. There’s sports, love, some humor, and a great based on real life story.
So, have you seen McFarland USA yet? If not, I suggest you head out to get a Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack or watch it on Disney Movies Anywhere now!