Director: Theodore Melfi
Writers: Allison Schroeder & Theodore Melfi. Based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly
Released: December 2016
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell
This was actually quite a funny film!
I was expecting a super dramatic biopic, but as compelling as the storyline absolutely is, it is intertwined with down-to-Earth humour. (Pun intended.)
A fantastically inspiring movie based on three real-life black women who worked at NASA in the sixties. It follows their triumphs and successes, despite being completely discriminated against for being black, and for being women.
A classic ‘human’ story, with particularly relatable and believable moments that are so easy to connect with emotionally.
Karl Zielinski: …Let me ask you, if you were a white male, would you wish to be an engineer?
Mary Jackson: I wouldn’t have to. I’d already be one.
Truly inspiring, shocking and sassy!
Mary Jackson was my personal favourite because she had some of the best come-backs, and every dress she wore was absolutely beautiful. I want all of them please. (Look at everyone’s shoes too! I’m in love.)
The film is perhaps longer than needed… But having said that, there’s not a single scene I would be happy parting with!
Vivian Mitchell (Kirstin Dunst): Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all.
Dorothy Vaughan: I know, I know you probably believe that.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and so did my fiancé. We laughed a lot, I cried a lot (the proposal seen oh my Loooooord!!) and we walked away at the end of a mighty fine evening feeling uplifted.
We went to see Hidden Figures at a cinema in Wareham, Dorset called The Rex Cinema. I would thoroughly recommend paying a visit. The cinema was built in the 1800s, and the same grand and intriguing interior remains today. It was the perfect atmosphere to watch such a historical and proud film.
Jodie’s rating: 8.5/10