Not sure that I can say anything that has not already been said about this excellent movie about an American legend and the man who had the courage to make him a Brooklyn Dodger. A few quotes from the movie that speaks to why I loved it:
"Your enemy will be out in force. But you cannot meet him on his own low ground."Both Chadwick Boseman, as Jackie Robinson, and Harrison Ford, as Branch Rickey, hit it out of the park acting wise. The story was so uplifting and speaks deeply to me on this 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. I absolutely loved 42 and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.
"I want a player who's got the guts *not* to fight back."
"Maybe tomorrow, we'll all wear 42, so nobody could tell us apart."
"He's a Methodist, I'm a Methodist... And God's a Methodist; We can't go wrong."
"Someday you're gonna meet God, and when he inquires as to why you didn't take the field against Robinson in Philadelphia, and you answer that it's because he was a Negro, it may not be a sufficient reply!"
"We had a victory of fascism in Germany. It's time, time we had a victory over racism at home."
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