‘McFarland’ offers an earnest, feel-good tale (Our grade: C+)

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From left, Jose Cardenas (Johnny Ortiz), Thomas Valles (Carlos Pratts), Danny Diaz (Ramiro Rodriguez), Johnny Sameniego (Hector Duran), Damacio Diaz (Jamie Michael Aguero) and Victor Puentes (Sergio Avelar) in “McFarland, USA.”
From left, Jose Cardenas (Johnny Ortiz), Thomas Valles (Carlos Pratts), Danny Diaz (Ramiro Rodriguez), Johnny Sameniego (Hector Duran), Damacio Diaz (Jamie Michael Aguero) and Victor Puentes (Sergio Avelar) in “McFarland, USA.”

From left, Jose Cardenas (Johnny Ortiz), Thomas Valles (Carlos Pratts), Danny Diaz (Ramiro Rodriguez), Johnny Sameniego (Hector Duran), Damacio Diaz (Jamie Michael Aguero) and Victor Puentes (Sergio Avelar) in “McFarland, USA.”

By Roger Moore – Tribune News Service

“McFarland, USA” is an earnest feel-good sports dramedy, a simple culture clash story that is well-intentioned to a fault. The fact that it works can be laid at the feet of Kevin Costner, who plays another unfussy, flawed and totally real white guy who makes a journey past stereotypes to understanding another people, another culture.

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