Starring: Harrison Ford, Chadwick Boseman, Nicole Beharie, Wendell Smith
Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements including language
Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
Synopsis: Based on the true story of Jackie Robinson (Boseman), the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, from the decision of Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Ford) to make the controversial move, through Jackie's ascent through the minors and up to the conclusion of his rookie season in 1947.
Andrew: Hello readers! As you may or may not have known, Sarah and I were on vacation all of last week, as we went back to our home state of Michigan to visit our family and friends in our respective hometowns. So that’s why we were a little quiet last week on our site, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t watching movies!
Indeed, the Sunday before last we went to the local movie theatre in my hometown of Petoskey, Michigan to see the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 along with my mom and my uncle.
Starring Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson; Harrison as Branch Rickey, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers who made the historic decision to sign an African-American baseball player to his team; and a whole host of other recognizable faces like Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball).
Sarah: Just a host of familiar faces.
A: So obviously the set-up to this movie is that it’s based on the true story of Jackie Robinson being the first black man to play in Major League Baseball. This is one we definitely wanted to see. It’s a baseball movie, so that appealed to me, it’s a historical movie…why is it that you wanted to see it?