Movie Review: “The Miracle Season”



The Miracle Season is about the Iowa City West High School Volleyball Team who won the State Championship in 2010. The movie is based on true events from the lives of the characters.

Based upon a true story, the, The Miracle Season, follows the story of a state-champion volleyball team who loses their star player, Caroline “Line” Found. After Line’s death, the team must learn to move forward without her and continue to play. Line’s best friend, Kelley Fliehler steps up to lead the team and take over her position. The team works hard to return to the state championship and win it for their former leader and friend. The movie ends with the team winning the state championship for Caroline and an emotional singing of Sweet Caroline.

After viewing the movie trailer, I had great  expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. It was a heart-wrenching movie that had fun, fast paced volleyball and an inspirational message.

The actors and writing were great, and the storyline kept you engaged and on the edge of your seat. Although this movie was sad and emotional, it was also fun and entertaining. Being based on a true story, the message behind the movie was inspirational and heartwarming. The emotional impact of a high school girls’ volleyball team beating the odds by winning back to back state championships without their deceased captain/star player, makes the story pack even more of an emotional punch. This is a great movie for the whole family, but don’t forget to have tissues handy. You will need them while you watch this motivating tearjerker.

This story teaches you to hold your loved ones a little closer and never take anything for granted.

“Play with joy!” “You strong women got us here…Win this for yourselves!” “Live like Line!”

All and all, I would give this amazing true story a 5 out of 5.