Hidden Figures

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Re: Hidden Figures

Post by pricklypurple » 01 Jul 2018, 07:16

I really liked this movie. All very good actors and a great plot. It made me want to read the book though.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 12 Jul 2018, 14:16

This movie is on television frequently and I always put reminders on to watch, and I still miss it. I put it on my Netflix list, still haven't pressed play. And we have the DVD, so I don't know what I'm doing because I really do want to see the movie!
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Post by S Chinaski » 12 Jul 2018, 14:29

Fantastic! I read the book first and, as usual, wasn't expecting the movie to hold up to the book.
This may be the first movie I've ever seen, based on a book that I've read, that was actually as good as the book.

I definitely recommend both! I would read the book first; there were many interesting details in the book that made the context and impact of these ladies' work really hit home.

I especially enjoyed hearing about the calculations they did to help Chuck Yeager and John Glenn.

Truly a powerful, under-appreciated story and group of ladies.

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Post by Julie Green » 12 Jul 2018, 17:12

A fabulous movie that does justice to the amazing feats of these three smart women, who lived during a time when career women were a very rare thing.

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Post by Mi_sa » 17 Jul 2018, 19:00

:) Movie was very nice
The plot and characters down to the storyline is on point

And an interesting point of view to shed some light into one of history's major events

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Post by catherinecsoto » 19 Jul 2018, 23:42

This movie speaks volumes! I love the deviance the characters showed, how their just sick of everyone undermining them just because of their gender and their skin color. Women ARE badass too! BLACK women even more so! Awesome movie. My only regret is that I didn’t watch it sooner.

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Post by amsula_2018 » 17 Aug 2018, 05:39

I love the movie so much that I watched it five times. The way the cast portrayed their roles is superb and the story it tells made it more worthy to watch.
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