This review is spoiler free, so if you haven't seen the movie yet, no worries, I've got you covered!
Movie Release Date: December 25, 2016 (limited)
Opens nationwide January 6, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Drama | 2 hr 7 min
Watch Date: November 22, 2016
Based on the biography Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly. I haven't read the book yet, but I will. I plan on checking out the audiobook. I've heard great things about it!
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HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—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.
While I haven't read the book yet, I suspect that it's a strong representation of the biography. Overall, I found the cast delightful and engaging in their roles. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons also did a stellar job with their characters and they added another dimension to the story.