By: Emily Kellas
Rating: 8 out of 10
With the summer Olympics taking over most American’s TV screens, iPhone’s, and Facebook news feeds, this week I thought I would return to Retro Reviews with an inspiring sports classic. I will freely admit that I am not the world’s foremost expert on sports films. But I do have a few that stand out in my mind as “Emily Classics.” I have seen Remember the Titans more times than I can count, I can’t watch baseball without thinking about A League of Their Own, and every time I mini golf I can’t stop quoting Caddyshack. But the one movie that stands out, as my favorite sports movie is a recent classic, Miracle. I realize that this Disney live action film is not truly “retro” with its 2004 release date, nor is it the cream of the crop when it comes to its competition like Raging Bull and Field of Dreams. But like most of our summer Olympic athletes, this film has what its subjects had, heart.