The movie, “42”, is a real tribute to Jackie Robinson, our culture’s first black, major league baseball player. During our viewing, we cringed, laughed and ultimately cheered while Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as the Brooklyn Dodgers manager, Branch Rickey, conquer prejudice on and off the field. Their goal was steady and slow and in this film that game plan pays off handsomely. It’s no wonder that on every April 15th all major league players don the #42 jersey to show unilateral equality.
Meanwhile, Nicole Beharie as Robinson’s beautiful wife, Rachel, almost steals the show when not only does she stands by her man but also up for him at every turn.
This is a Hollywood love story that more than likely isn’t too far from the truth. It’s also one everyone should see.