Drama


The Miracle Season


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
Stars:
Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh,
Director:
Sean McNamara
Producer:
Mark Ciardi, Scott Holroyd, Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon

Content at a Glance

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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
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Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
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historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
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Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

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none
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baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
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rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
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sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
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Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

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none
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mild-moderate with consequences
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moderate poor behavior
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moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
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Sex


No Information

Language


No Information

Violence


a girl dies in a car crash (not shown)

Drugs


two adults share a beer; a brief reference to steroids

Nudity


volleyball uniforms necessary to the plot

Other


No Information


Trailer



Synopsis

After the tragic death of star volleyball player Caroline “Line” Found, a team of dispirited high school girls must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship.


Movie Message

Live Like Line. These are the words that echo in my mind weeks after seeing Miracle Season. Not what you live like, or what attributes people use to describe you, but what legacy did you leave behind, and is it one others should mimic? Based on an inspiring and tragic true story, Miracle Season dives into the life of Caroline “Line” Found (Danika Yarosh) and her best friend Kelly (Erin Moriarty). Line is an effervescent, outgoing teen who copes with her mother’s illness through an insatiable passion for volleyball. Although faced with the inevitable passing of her mother, Line manages to approach each day with enthusiasm and optimism, which is very contagious to those around her. The life of the party, the charismatic team captain, one half of a pair of best friends and the glue holding this whole story together, Line was more than a friend, daughter, or athlete; she was sunshine to the lives of so many.

 

After Caroline’s unexpected death, her father (William Hurt) is left angry at God and shaken in his faith. Her teammates, town—and even more affected, her best friend Kelly—sink into a fog of grief. Determined to channel the girls’ grief into something productive, just like Line did, Coach Bresnahan (Helen Hunt) convinces the girls to resume playing volleyball. With the goal to “Win for Line” the girls are able to reclaim hope and discover a greater cause in the process: to “Live Like Line.”

 

Unlike normal inspirational sports movies, where the sport is the star, Miracle Season delivers a meaningful and deeply touching film, which uses volleyball as a backdrop, not a main character. The storytelling and acting is compelling, allowing viewers the chance to get to know each character deeply and really sense their pain, triumphs, and healing throughout the story. We meet coach, who seems dejected and lost after her own personal issues; we follow Kelly, always somewhat in the shadow of Line as she struggles with her best friend’s passing and learns to become her own person while still honoring her friend’s memory; we see a hurting, grief-stricken father muster the strength to support the daughters of others; and we watch as a community comes to life again.

 

Miracle Season is a fantastic film, and in my opinion, a must-see for youth and young adults. Bring the family, bring your youth group, and leave the theatre inspired to live with charisma, hope and joy – to live like Line.

 

We are pleased to award Miracle Season the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.

For All Ages

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