42 | ★★★★★★★★★★

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."

"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."
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 ★★★★★★★★★★.

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  1. I loved this movie and I also bought it on DVD.

  2. "God's a Methodist"...LOL...you made me laugh this morning KB. I am gonna send this to my Baptist friend. My context is, if you remember me mentioning before, I am still a Methodist but attending a Baptist church for 2 years now.

    1. Funny Pearlie. I am a member of a Methodist church but I always tell folks that I am no Methodist. ツ

  3. Your review of 42 really makes me want to see this one.

  4. Oh, absolutely. I read that they really played down the "Christian" part, that it was much stronger. I, too, found it an excellent movie.

    Having grown up in the segregated south, I was interested to find that not all prejudice was confined to the south.

    1. Thanks Beverly. I liked the ways that faith was integrated into 42. I remember that NYC in my childhood was different than the south. Even so I remember the "N"word being used pretty often.


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