Kevin Costner stars in Disney's predictable feel-good sports movie 'McFarland, USA'

February 20, 2015 6:48 PM

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You've seen feel-good football and baseball movies' plus great underdog stories of boxing, basketball, soccer and cycling. So what's left? The 1980s-set "McFarland, USA" has the answer: It's cross-country running.

The plot, based on a true story, is pretty much paint-by-numbers, and though "McFarland" adds a few surprising dashes of color, the look and feel are utterly familiar: an against-all-odds ascent, a nail-biting finale and recurring reminders that this isn't just about some sports competition. (It nev...

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