The film takes us back in time to the Kennedy era when the United States was starting to dismantle segregation and focuses on three women, Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who played a role in getting American astronaut John Glenn into orbit in the early 1960’s.
Audience members are given an inside look into the lives of African-Americans in the Kennedy era who were demanding their civil rights and fighting against segregation and oppression. The movie manages to instill the excitement felt by those who lived through the space race, which occurred between the US and Russia back in the 1960’s, into the heart of a 21st century audience. Hidden Figures, which has broken the $100 million barrier at the box office, will leave you feeling inspired to strive for what appears to be impossible. You might also have a sudden urge to brush up on your math skills or become an astronaut.
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