42

 My rating: ratings4

This movie, which is rated PG-13, tells the story of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in the MLB (Major League Baseball). Earlier he had played in the minor leagues. He soon inspired many other African Americans, not just in sports. A writer named Wendell Smith soon became the first African American sports writer, following Jackie Robinson’s footsteps.

I really admired Jackie Robinson’s strong will and determination, despite people’s acts against him. He never gave up. But I did not like the fact that even though thousands of African Americans fought in World War II, they were still treated unfairly after the war. I really liked Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, an MLB executive who gave Jackie Robinson the chance to play in the MLB. Robinson played for the Montreal Royals in 1946 and in 1947 he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson’s wife, Rachel Robinson, is still alive today and started the Jackie Robinson Foundation after his death. Here is its website.

Also, here is the movie’s website.

The only thing I didn’t like about this movie is that it is really slow, and it can start to get boring after 45 minutes or an hour. I would recommend this movie for kids 12 and up, because there is a lot of language and stuff kids younger than 12 wouldn’t understand.

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One thought on “42

  1. My dear Galgul,
    Your mom told me how impressed she was right after you had both seen this movie and I am glad that you are equally impressed. In the case of African Americans. the American society was doing a terrible injustice due to prejudice, to evil and to brainwashing. Sometimes all it takes is a few strong, confident and determined individuals who believe in what they are doing and are willing to suffer for it. They are the people that ultimately change the world into a better place. I would love to see this movie as soon as it arrives in Israel.
    Lots of love,
    Dvora

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