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DVD Reviews: Wildcats

The Final Say!

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Reviewed by Alex Cuming
Review Date: 15 May 2003
Distributed by:
Warner Home Entertainment

I decided to have a bit of fun with this one and write a little before seeing the whole movie.  I did this because it’s so one of the mill Hollywood that you will forget you’re mistake watching Wildcats for any other movie of this type. 

Predicted outcome 

Goldie Hawn who is coach Molly McGrath assigned to train the Wildcats football team.  This is what has happened so far and a bit later on I’m going to predict what happens in the second half.  McGrath is subject to sexual discrimination and the Football team pays her no respect whatsoever.  Eventually McGrath earns their respect and the first few games they play they lose which causes more determination from the team.  They train hard and eventually start winning.  Now my prediction is that their team will get into the finals and win for their division causing great elation and joy to the viewer and characters.  Also another hit prediction is that coach McGrath will find a new boyfriend causing yet more warm’n’fuzzies. So in this experiment I will discuss the results in the next paragraph.  The decision hangs in the balance. 

Actual result 

It can be said that I was correct about the outcome but from seeing the whole film, the journey to this was an amusing one.  For a start it is a lot of fun and is great to watch.  There are parts, which I did not foresee though; I will leave the viewer to find out what the part exactly is.  There is also a side story about the private life of Molly McGrath, who is a divorcee with two children.  The attention to her children’s welfare is temporarily put on the sidelines to concentrate on the football team. Molly acts in an attempt to keep them but unfortunately a chain of events puts their welfare under question. 

There is also much adversity against Molly McGrath which she brushes off like  water off a ducks back and uses her team as a tool for retribution.  Her squash partner is a rival football team coach and he disses her saying she’s the laughing stock of Chicago.  This point of argument is used as leverage for gearing her team up for the final showdown between the two football teams. 

The sound is good with the exception of the rap song at the end being akin to fingernails on a blackboard.  The extras are a little minimalist but do their job to create more understanding of the films roots as well as its fruition.  The music with the video is excellent shame about the film clip, which is basically snippets from the movie.   

There are cast bibliographies and with the amount of stars on the list you’d think that it was box-office proof.  Other than Goldie Hawn, who by the way was excellent in this film, there is Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson who play minor roles as players on the team.  


As a feel good movie it is highly recommended and well worth a watch.  The humour whilst being a tad crass at times is witty and good for a laugh.  The predictiveness that was mentioned at the start is not that bad since there is a lot of surprises along the way.  So I guess, yeah it was pretty good and executed with finesse and style, faithful to the tried and tested Hollywood feel good formula.

Wildcats Features

  • Scene Selections
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Music Video
  • Cast & Crew


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