I wanted to see this movie because first, I'm a fan of Juanes, a Colombian singer who sings the song 'Juntos' (Together) for this movie, but also because it's based on the real history of a group of young men, sons of immigrants (mostly Mexicans), living in a small and poor town called McFarland, and I wanted to see how Disney showed their lives.
The story begins with coach White, who only could find a job at this poor town very different from what he and his family wants. But instead they found a community that even with their cultural differences, welcome and befriends them.
I liked that even when it was a Disney movie, it shows without being excessively dramatic, the real life of these kids trying to participate in a community where basically they didn't have chances to progress.
It's based on a real story, which always makes it more interesting to me. The movie has some changes. but it doesn't change the ending and it makes you think: Would you be able to do something like this? Help some kids and in the process changes their lives, the lives of their families and a whole town?
I really liked McFarland, USA, although sometimes I thought it was a little bit slow (but my boyfriend disagree). It's much more deep than I thought, I'll admit I was expecting the typical american dream movie, and I found a realistic story with a happy ending.