42: Directed by Brian Helgeland

You give me a uniform, you give me a number on my back, I’ll give you the guts.
– Jackie Robinson from the film 42

i finally got to see this film today. it’s a very inspiring film and along with going to a couple Mariners games recently it has renewed my interest in baseball. it really is a great sport, it’s a shame the franchise in Seattle doesn’t actually give us much to cheer for. I’ve seen several games that were well within our grasp but which we threw away out of incompetence, it’s very disappointing. while this film was no different from any other sports drama where tears, sweat, struggle and ultimate success in some form are the foundations of the story, it did add a much-needed story to the baseball film collection. a solid film, props to Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman.


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