WILDCATS — Review by Courtney Howard

wildcats posterDirector Michael Ritchie’s film WILDCATS should’ve hit at the right time, with more women entering the workforce in the 80’s, but didn’t thanks to a tepid reception from critics and audiences alike. The general response was that it wasn’t as solid as Private Benjamin, Hawn’s career-defining comedy about a privileged trophy wife forced to find her identity in the Army after her husband dies. However, it’s my personal belief that Ritchie’s comedy about a girls-track-coach-turned-inner-city-football-coach – one whose abilities are underestimated by practically everyone – is a far greater, underappreciated, often misunderstood, and wildly feminist gem. Continue reading…

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