Hidden Figures (2016) PG

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Janelle M., Taraji H and Octavia S

The trailer already enticed me to watch this, but when my CPA friend, Inggie, wanted this to be a "PILE" movie date, it heightened my interest.

This afternoon, to take away our minds from all our concerns, we opted to watch a movie, but this was the only movie that we all wanted to watch.

Oh no...I already promised Inggie.

But you know what? I wouldn't mind watching this again.

It is well acted and I must say the stories of the three "Hidden Figures" are all awe-inspiring.

What I couldn't figure out is why their roles in society were not really "out in the open".  How come Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson was only recognized in 2015, when she was already 97 years old?  This year, she would be ninety-nine.  Her friend, Mary, passed on in 2005 and her friend, Dorothy, passed on in 2008. They did so much for the world, but they remained "Hidden Figures".  All this time? There is still no such thing as equality in the real world.

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. -WWW
Release dateDecember 25, 2016 (USA)
Originally publishedSeptember 6, 2016

  • Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Goble Johnson, mathematician (her talent was evident since she was a little girl...mom wondered why Taraji made Katherine so demure, but I believe she acted just right)
  • Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan, mathematician and supervisor(she never disappoints...here she was very vibrant and believable)
  • Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, who becomes an engineer(what a beautiful person who acts so well...it's the first time I've encountered her and I believe she should haver more projects)
  • Kevin Costner as Al Harrison, director of the Space Task Group (It's great to know that Director Harrison was a very respectable man through Mr. Costner)
  • Kirsten Dunst as Vivian Mitchell, supervisor (She went out of her shell...she played Vivian Mitchell well) 
  • Jim Parsons as Paul Stafford, head engineer in STG(I still saw The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper, but he did well)
  • Glen Powell as John Glenn, astronaut (He made us learn what a nice guy Astronaut John  Glenn truly was)
  • Aldis Hodge is a handsome African-American who plays the husband of Mary Jackson.  He has a lot of hangups, but in the long run, he became very proud of his wife.  (Aldis Hodge gave the role justice)
  • Mahershala Ali as Jim Johnson, military officer who marries Katherine(He sort of reminded me of Wesley Snipes)
  • Olek Krupa as Karl Zielinski, the Polish Jewish engineer who encourages Mary Jackson(played his role well)

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