42 (2013)

Directed by Brian Helgeland

42 is based off a true story of Jackie Robinson and his journey to being signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1946, Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) plays baseball is is drafted to play. He is the first black baseball player to be drafted in the Major League under the guidance of the team executive Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford).  Along the way, Jackie must overcome racism that tests his mental, physical, and emotional being.  All the while, touching the lives around him.

This film was truly touching.  It wasn’t the typical sentimental sport “pick me up” film.  It depicted accurately the racism and the hurdles that Jackie overcame.  My only negative, Harrison Ford.  He is one of a few actors that I always see as a certain character, Indiana Jones and the Fugitive. I truly enjoyed this film and loved that it wasn’t the typical sport movie.


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