So normally when we take our weekly trip to Redbox we get 3 movies one for the kiddo, one for the hubz, and one for me. Very rarely do we all have one movie in common that we all equally want to see. Except for this random Redbox stop yesterday. I didn’t feel like cooking so we grabbed Take Out and of course movie night popped in my head. I don’t know if you follow me on social media, but if you do you know my family and I are movie heads! Lol. We watch a lot of movies and I would rent Redbox movies and watch Lifetime Movie Network every day if I could. Really, I would, but anyways this time we went to the Redbox kiosk and we only got ONE movie and that’s because we all wanted to see 42. We missed seeing it at the theaters for some stupid reason and we wanted to catch it the 1st week it was out for rental and I’m glad we did. The movie was amazing! By the end of the movie I was a red eyed, crying, baseball fan. The movie had action, romance, history and even comedy all bundled in one. Although racial slurs and profanity are very bold in this film however I believe it was needed to set the tone.
I’ve gotten way ahead of myself let me give you a quick blurb about 42:
42 is about Professional Baseball player Jackie Robinson and his rise to stardom as he battled to become a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers under the leadership of Branch Rickey. In the process it shows how Robinson fault through racism and helped his all white team become color blind.
The guy who played Robinson, Chadwick Boseman gave an outstanding performance and the on camera connection shared with his “movie wife” Nicole Beharie was the cutest. I loved following along on their romance as he grew as a man and baseball player. Oh and lastly Harrison Ford who played Dodgers owner Branch Rickey was fabulous he can never do any wrong, but after this performance I have even more respect for him. Just a great movie overall.
It’s Friday go to Rebox and check this film out. Great for a movie to watch with your husband, school aged kids (have a talk about race afterwards) parents, grandparents and even friends. And guess what you can rent this free by using the promo code: DVDNIGHT
Let me know your thoughts on it!