July 22, 2013

42 - The Movie

Last night my husband and I rented a movie called '42' which was about the first African American major league baseball player, Jackie Robinson.

It was so good! I loved it.

It was not just about this historical time in baseball, but an inspirational story of how God wants us to behave in the face of verbal and threatening abuse.

The most powerful scene in this movie is right after Jackie leaves the baseball field after such an attack. The conversation he has with the supportive team executive of the Brooklyn Dodgers is extremely moving.

Racism is something I've never understood. People are people, the color of our skin only makes us unique and beautiful. I recently read this quote from Rick Warren and I whole-heartily agree:

"Racism is stupid. It’s an insult to God, arrogantly implying that God goofed-up when he chose to make us all different."

This next picture is from another favorite scene, but you'll have to watch the movie to understand the greater significance. : )

After watching this movie I not only fell in love with Jackie Robinson, but was reminded of my love of baseball as a teenager. The excitement of your team coming back in the last inning, your favorite player coming up to bat and those home-runs!

I highly recommend this movie.

And now I'm off to see if I can find some kind of autobiography or biography of the awesome Jackie Robinson. : )


  1. wowwww you motivated me to search this movie. Will find and watch it.

    Thank you so much!


  2. I have this movie on my to watch list. I cannot wait. Thank you for the review.
    I love baseball! We are Milwaukee Brewer fans here. :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing this movie! Yes, racism is truly an insult too God.
    Much love XX

  4. I saw this movie in theaters and thought it was amazing! Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. This looks like an amazing movie! Thank you for posting about it, now I want to see it! :)

  6. I've recently read that quote, too, and it's so true! Thanks for sharing this movie; I hadn't heard of it before. Wonder if it's on Netflix? I'll have to go check. It definitely looks like one I would enjoy.

  7. I need to see this one... it's on my list. :)

  8. I'd never even heard of this movie, so thank you for bringing it to my attention!! It sounds like a perfect family movie for us on many levels. :)

  9. Hope you all enjoy the movie!

    I watched it again with my 17 year old daughter and she loved it too. It was a great discussion movie...we must have paused it 10 times to talk about what was happening. Such a great movie. : )

  10. I've heard good things about this movie and now your review makes me really want to see it.


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