Costner leads ‘McFarland’ cast to glory

February 20, 2015 5:39 PM

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Costner leads ‘McFarland’ cast to glory

Based on a true story, the small-town-team-makes-good movie “McFarland, USA” may be too familiar and comforting for its own good. We know Kevin Costner can whack home runs making sports films. This is the guy from “Bull Durham,” “Field of Dreams,” “Tin Cup” and more.

In “McFarland, USA,” Costner is Jim White, real-life California football coach-turned-track coach, a teacher and decent man seeking professional fulfillment and a better life for his wife (Maria Bello) and daughters (Morgan Saylor and Elsie Fisher). In pursuit of that, Jim leads a team of immigrant,...

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