Presented by James M. Tate / 3/01/2015 / No comments / 2015 , disney , feel-good , kevin costner , maria bello , sport
DISNEY PRESENTS KEVIN COSTNER IN MCFARLAND USA
|year: 2015 rating: **1/2|
|The Real Guy|
|Recommended Costner Film|
Of the “actors” herein, most of the performances are awkward – the dialogue feels rushed and the personalities mesh together. Then again, these young men have the kind of realism an actor couldn’t learn. Scenes where Costner’s Coach White steps into their work shoes borders on effective and melodramatic. A combination that often hinders the entire “life affirming” cinematic experience.
Overall, while McFARLAND USA has its heart beating in the right spot, there needed a steadier pace with more time centered on the very sport that shaped the man, the students, and the town. But as feel-good movies go, it isn't that bad. OVERALL RANK: Jedi, Rebel, Droid, Sith.