Movie Review: The Miracle Season

Rochelle Morelli

Logan Grunder

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The inspirational sports drama The Miracle Season is based on the true story of Caroline Found, a 17-year-old girl who died in a moped accident in 2011. Her death left the girls volleyball team at Iowa City West High School without a captain until Found’s best friend, Kelley Fliehler, stepped up.

The film describes how the girls of West overcame their grief and reached the Iowa state championship. The movie is slightly emotional and has a strong feeling of family. The film overlooks the story of how the girls struggled with dealing with the loss of their captain and trying to obtain the championship in her honor for the second year. With the support of Caroline’s father, Ernie the girls feel as if a part of her is still their on the court with them.

This movie was really impactful on my life because it dealt with a sport I love and also with the importance of friends and knowing that life could change at any moment. I think that this film did a really great job explaining competitive volleyball and the sisterhood that is formed because of it, to someone who might not have an option to experience these things.

All in all, I would give this movie a definite 10. The moral was outstanding and the actors did a great job of portraying their roles. The Miracle season is a must see, however you may need some tissues!

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