Review: The Miracle Season
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Going in to watch The Miracle Season I knew this much: It is based on a true story, it is about a volleyball team, they have to defeat the odds to make it to State, and someone dies.
All of these things are true, but the movie is so much more than that. The movie is about a volleyball team, but even someone who has never touched a volleyball outside of gym class can appreciate the story.
The Miracle Season features a girl named Caroline “Line” Found (Danika Yarosh), the captain of the school volleyball team, who dies unexpectedly one night in a moped accident. The movie follows the rest of the team, including Line’s best friend Kelly Fliehler (Erin Moriarty), and Line’s father as they try to move forward after the death of such a prominent person.
This movie pulls on the audience’s heart. The Miracle Season is definitely a bring your own tissues kind of movie. The emotions portrayed in the movie are so palpable that the audience can’t help but feel them too.
On the surface, it is a movie about a volleyball team, but deep down this is really a movie in part about friendship, and in part about what it means to live life to the fullest. It is an inspiration to those who watch it.
The captivating story of The Miracle Season is accentuated by the selections for the soundtrack. The movie is full of popular songs that someone could hear on the radio. From Katy Perry’s “Roar” to Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” the songs are relatable and effective. The instrumental scores are perfect for setting the mood for different parts of the movie. The real star of the soundtrack though is when everybody comes together to sing “Sweet Caroline,” a moment that showcases everything the movie is trying to say.
The Miracle Season is a beautiful example of what is takes to keep moving forward in the face of heartbreak, and the fact that it is based on a true story makes it that much more moving.
I would rate this movie 9/10. 9 for Line!