Brian Thompson reviews “The Miracle Season” on The Young Folks


There’s a very specific target demographic in mind with director Sean McNamara’s The Miracle Season, a semi-faith-based, inspired-by-true-events underdog story about competitive girls’ volleyball. However, even they are sure to walk away from the theater unsatisfied with a movie that noticeably lacks the only real ingredient these affirmational Young Adult docudramas need to be successful: the slightest hint of sincerity. Honestly, viewers would be better off skimming the Wikipedia entry for this heartwarming true-life tale than sitting through this overwrought, clichéd depiction that values dog reaction shots over anything resembling genuine human emotion.


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