Norma Rae (1979)


norma_rae“Forget it! I’m stayin’ right where I am. It’s gonna take you and the police department and the fire department and the National Guard to get me outta here!” – Norma Rae

Number of Times Seen – 1  (1 Jul 2014)

Brief Synopsis – The true story of a female mill worker who helped create a union in a small Alabama mill town

My Take on it – I have had little interest in watching this movie even though I knew a lot about it and especially am familiar with numerous famous scenes in the film.

Surprisingly, I quite enjoyed this movie, especially Sally Field in her first best actress oscar winning role.

The viewer can feel how much of a risk she needs to take in order to make things better for her family, friends and ultimately herself.

This movie seems to give a full portrait of how mill workers struggled to get unionized.

Bottom Line – Pretty good story that is overshadowed by Sally Fields spectacular performance. Seems to appropriately portray the difficulties that union workers faced before they were able to start unionizing.  Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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