Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

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Catalogue no: 69541SDG

Media: DVD

Classification: PG

Category: Film

Genre: Drama

Barcode: 9321337173245

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 2016

Release Date: 31-05-2017

Availability: In stock

$19.95
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematic
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

Additional Information

Actors Taraji P Henderson, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner
Director Theodore Melfi
Producer Peter Chernin
Runtime 127

Digitales Reviews

Hidden Figures Review by Regina
Star
1) Did you like it?

Yes!

2) Why?

Let’s set the scene: it’s 1961 in Langley, Virginia, and the protagonists in this movie (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae) work in NASA as “human computers”, employed to be computers at a time where they take up so much space. There are segregated work areas, dining facilities, and bathrooms, and discrimination is still rampant. All three women must overcome challenges in the workplace to achieve their personal goals.

I went in expecting something dry and serious — it’s NASA and mathematics, after all — but Hidden Figures offers much, much more than that. It’s upbeat, inspiring and entertaining, with great performances from the cast. It’s also based on a true story, and while the script does embellish certain facts for the sake of drama, the result is still a thought-provoking film.

3) “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You enjoy feel-good movies that empower women!

4) “This movie made me think about…”

How each and every person plays a part in something bigger, and how many of those stories are left untold.

5) Overall rating?

Four and a half stars. (Posted on 30/03/2017)