Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jan 2017)
Brief Synopsis – The story of three brilliant black woman who were essential in the beginning of the space program but due to the color of their skin never received the public recognition for their work.
My Take on it – I knew nothing about this film before seeing it and was astounded at the story being told.
I found the story to be emotionally charged because once again, we are shown a story of a group of people treated differently because of the color of their skin and this time even when working in one of the country’s most top-secret government offices.
According to history, things should have been changed a century before man began the endeavor of space flight, but that apparently is far from the truth.
Even in 1961, as the country geared towards finding a way to get a man into space, prejudices still was prevalent all around.
The cats is superb and we get a true feeling of the difficulties for these women who were so essential to the US Space Program.
I once again feel the need to point out how great Kevin Costner was in this film in a supporting role and once again, he is able to prove that this might the best place for his to remain at this point of his career because he really excels in these kind of roles.
LOve the ambiguity of the films title because it says so much about the film’s message.
Bottom Line – Great and emotional film that shows us how essential these women were in the success of the Space Program. Great cast shows the difficulties of that era, while still being able to spotlight the work done by these women. Costner once again proves how efficient he can be in supporting roles. Love the ambiguity of the title of the film because that in and of itself tells us so much about this film’s message. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Taraji P. Henson signed on for the lead role, she met with the real-life Katherine Johnson, who was 98 years old, to discuss the character she was about to portray. Henson learned that Johnson had graduated from high school at age 14 and from college at age 18, and was still as lucid as anyone years younger. After the film was screened for Johnson, she expressed her genuine approval of Henson’s portrayal, but wondered why anybody would want to make a film about her life (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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