Hidden Figures (2016)

Directed by Theodore Melfi

Starring Taraji P.Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Coster, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parson

These movies I find them to be inspiring and sad at the time. Sad because the situations presented in this movie should no longer be relevant. When it comes to race, the different treatment and hatred should be over. Sadly that is not the case and these stories are important and they should be told.

The story follows three black women making them through NASA. They have to endure racism and even having to use different bathrooms from white women. They are trying to keep with the Russians in the space program.

This movie has the same feel as The Help. It is so uplifting and has a message of believing in yourself that transcends race which of course it an important subject in the film, what I mean is that everyone can learn something from the film. The story I liked because it has the angle of the space and NASA and the challenges these women faced. I liked the three main characters a lot, they are strong, funny and as an audience, you just cheer for them to succeed. I like that the story focuses more on the NASA issue and how these characters overcome the challenges rather than just focusing on racism. But at the same, it makes the point of the unfairness and silliness of racism.

Octavia Spencer is an amazing actress and here she gives another great performance. She can be moving and funny in her performances and gives warmth to her characters even if they also have to be tough. Taraji P. Henson is also great in this film. Jim Parsons impressed me with his performance. Kevin Costner and Kirsten Dunst are both great in their performance.

What an inspiring movie, it was uplifting and moving while being entertaining.

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