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April 23, 2015

Movie Review: McFarland USA

McFarland USA

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. 


  1. I haven't heard of this movie before so seeing your opinion of it was interesting! I am not a an of slow movies either so I am not sure if I will completely be able to love it, but the rest sounds good.

    1. It's good, let me know if you watch it :)

  2. I love stories like this, so glad to hear that it lives up to its premise!

    1. Yes, it was really good, super recommended!