I’m guessing the only reason someone made this movie is because Katherine G. Johnson was finally recognized for her contribution to the NASA space program at the tender age of 97. The story is about how three black women worked their way into the old white boys club and helped the United States win their space race against Russia.
The real inside story is about the fight for equality, both in race and gender. The “incredible untold true story” gives us insight into how three women of color use their smarts and determination to help launch astronaut John Glenn into space. Although America still struggles with racial and gender discrimination, Hidden Figures shows us just how ridiculous the situation was in 1961.
This movie will tug at your emotional heart strings, but it is a feel-good movie that will have you cheering in the end. Cathryn and I both give it a 10 out of 10.