Friday, 3 March 2017

Film Review Friday | Hidden Figures


This was a film I didn't know was coming until I saw the trailer for it, and when I did I got ridiculously excited. When watching trailers in the cinema, Rich and I have a code that if we tap each other it means we want to see that film. Normally it's just one tap, but I think I did a drum solo on Rich's leg I got so excited.

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Hidden figures tells the story of three African-American women who were behind the maths of the early US space program, and it is all based on a true story. If you know what my new job is, you will totally understand why I loved the sound of this film immediately, and luckily it lived up to my expectations.

It was really interesting to see the ladies fight against not just the racism which was rampant back then, but also the sexism. At one point (which was shown in the trailer so no spoilers!) Katherine Johnson enters her new office and is given a bin full of rubbish to take out, as the man assumed she was the cleaner. I loved her dignified responses to all the sexism and racism, and her insistance that she just wanted to do her job and do it well.

In some ways this film reminded me a bit of Legally Blonde, in the girl-power, we can do anything we want to way, and I left the cinema feeling all fired up and ready to take on the world - never a bad thing to feel.

Whether you're really into science and space, or even if you just want to learn a bit more about the space race, I would thoroughly recommend this film to watch. I definitely want it on DVD as I'll watch it again and again whenever I need a girl-power pick-me-up.

10/10 from me!

Rachel x

PS - Don't forget you can get a month for free if you sign up to Cineworld Unlimited if you use my code:  RAF-96BU-42FB-94VV-44NV

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