Saturday, April 20, 2013
The title, "42" refers to the number that Jackie Robinson wore when he finally made it to the Brooklyn Dodgers team. It was a shameful time in America where prejudice against Negroes was widespread, and he endured outrageous taunts and curses from opposing team members, and even his own team guys were not happy to have them join him. But his magnificent ball-playing skills soon became evident, and with the unflinching backing of the team manager played by Harrison Ford (whom I nominate for an Academy Award as supporting actor!) he opened the door for the integration of color-blind teams around the country. Overall, I loved this movie. Every actor was excellent and the story was an important one that was well told with a fine script. (And I'm not, nor have ever been a baseball fan!) Highly recommended.