Dir. Theodore Melfi. USA, 2016. 2h 7m. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons.
The incredible untold story of three brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of the first American astronaut into orbit. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae deliver charming performances as the trio of endearing lead characters breaking down racial and gender barriers in 1960s America.
‘'Both a dazzling piece of entertainment and a window into history, bucks the trend of the boring-math-guy movie.’ ★★★★★ Stephanie Zacharek, Time
‘This splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be.’ ★★★★ Simian Hans, The Guardian