Hidden Figures

This was such a fun movie. It is indeed “based on a true story”, and an important one, but it never feels preachy or heavy in any way. The main three actresses are all excellent (there should be a special oscar for Octavia Spencer‘s loving-but-disapproving side glance), and Kevin Costner does his best trademarked 50s-man-in-crisp-white-shirt role since JFK. It would make a great double bill with The Right Stuff…


Release Date
December 2016
Runtime
2 h 06 min
Genres
Drama
Director
Theodore Melfi
Actors
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa, Kurt Krause, Donna Biscoe, Ariana Neal, Corey Mendell Parker, Karan Kendrick, Jaiden Kaine, Gregory Alan Williams, Maria Howell, Dane Davenport, Travis Smith, Scott Michael Morgan, Robert McKay, Gary Weeks, Ken Strunk, Lidya Jewett, Saniyya Sidney, Zani Jones Mbayise, Tre Stokes, Selah Kimbro Jones, Ashton Tyler, Alkoya Brunson, Arnell Powell, Crystal Lee Brown, Tequilla Whitfield, Evan Holtzman, Joe Hardy Jr., Addison Rose Melfi
Overview
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

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