McFarland USA Trailer, a promising feel-good sports film from Disney

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn’t the only Disney movie to have a new trailer drop during the College Football National Championship, Disney’s 2015 sports feel-good movie McFarland, USA also had a new trailer.

I’ll admit that looks much better than I thought it would be. Kevin Costner can always be counted to put in a solid performance in movies like this and, while the formula may look familiar, the story isn’t.

What did you think?

Full plot Synopsis below the jump:

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Inspired by the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school.

Coach White and the McFarland students have a lot to learn about each other but when White starts to realize the boys’ exceptional running ability, things begin to change. Soon something beyond their physical gifts becomes apparent—the power of family relationships, their unwavering commitment to one another and their incredible work ethic.

With grit and determination, the unlikely band of runners eventually overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Along the way, Coach White realizes that his family finally found a place to call home and both he and his team achieve their own kind of American dream.

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