Movie: 42 (The Story of Jackie Robinson)
Meet Time: 6:45 pm - Movie Starts at 7:00 pm
Run Time: 2 hr 8 min
Rated: PG-13 (Thematic elements, including language) (which means they are going to use language that may not have been inappropriate in 1946 but is not socially acceptable now)
Critics are raving about this movie. Saying its fantastic from beginning to end.
“42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes.
New York Daily Times: (100 out of 100) "Boseman is watchful, winning and confident, but never saintly. Yet he keeps Robinson’s moral spine aligned with his skill and self-respect, showing how he needed all of those to succeed."
San Francisco Chronicle: A superior sports movie, dealing honestly with a great American story.