MUST SEE MOVIE – “Hidden Figures”

I don’t often get a chance to watch movies, for several reasons.  But boy, do I love love love going to see a good movie in the theater.

Yesterday, I accompanied my parents to see “Hidden Figures”, and it was AMAZING.  Seriously might go see it again while it’s still in theaters.

Here’s a description from the 20th Century Fox website:

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The cast is phenomenal…Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Keven Costner, Kirsten Dunst, to name a few.  And I don’t know who plays John Glenn, but he’s QUITE easy on the eyes 😉

It’s such an incredibly compelling story from start to finish, touching many issues around race and gender.  The feelings that viewers go through are vast, including happiness, discomfort, humor, sadness, and ultimately, joy.

There are a number of memorable scenes and lines from the movie for me – some poignant, some that made me chuckle – but one of my favorites is one that is applicable in many circumstances both then and now.

“We all get there together, or we don’t get there at all.” – Kevin Costner

Check out the trailer below.  And GO SEE THIS MOVIE 🙂

Cheers!

SMR

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