Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Movie 42

Have you seen this movie?

Dennis and I finally did today at the $3.00 theater.
But even better than that, we got to take this sweetheart with us.


Our granddaughter Jessica has been with us since Thursday when she flew in from Logan, Utah.
She came to be with our granddaughter Kylie, but due to a bit of a mis-communication,
turns out this is the week Kylie is at Girl's Camp!

So instead we drew the lucky number! and we have been able to enjoy her the past few days.
Then Monday the girls will go to EFY together, just as they did last summer.

Our thoughts on the movie? 
Worthwhile seeing, but I have liked it more, after it was over and the more we thought about it.
However for both Den and I, it was painful to actually watch it.

Jackie Robinson was the very first black man to make it in major league baseball....
and it's not like he was taken in with open arms.
It was horrible the way he was treated by so many, and they got away with it!
Like it was okay to treat black people however anyone wanted in 1947. Completely appalling.

I felt so sorry for him but then suddenly my thoughts took a turn and I thought...
What if my own son was ever treated like that? That would be more than I could bear.

My favorite quote from this movie I had to really hunt for on the internet but found it:

"Someday you're going to meet God and when he inquires as why you didn't take the field against Robinson in Philadelphia and you answer that it's because he was a Negro it may not be a sufficient reply."

I also really like these 2 lines:

"Problems are the price you pay for progress."


"You're changing the world, don't let it change you."

I like movies that make me think, and give us lots to talk about after. 
So for that reason, I'm glad we saw this. Besides, Jessica said it was awesome!

Did you see this movie? What did you think?
Please do tell.


Anonymous said...

I saw it with my dad, age 94. He knew Jackie Robinson. The story goes: my dad was a pole vaulter at Hoover High School in Glendale CA, an all white school. He had never been beaten. Jackie Robinson's school was competing against my dad's school, and Jackie Robinson, who had never pole vaulted, but did other track events, BEAT my dad in pole vaulting! My dad was stunned because he knew that pole vaulting was not Jackie's event, but he did it just for fun and to see if he could beat my dad. I asked my dad if he was mad and he said no, he just admired him and was in awe of him.
When I asked my dad what he thought of the movie he said, "That guy didn't look anything like Jackie Robinson." Also, it really upset him to see how Jackie was treated in the movie. He had heard a very glossed over version of what happened with Jackie over the years, and it was painful to see the actual events and hear what people said.

Grandma Honey said...

I had no idea! What a story.

Sue said...

Dave and I did go to see this movie, and we really enjoyed it. The acting was good, and it did make us think a lot about what he went through. What an admirable man, and we loved that one quote from the guy who hired him, too...the one about accountability on judgment day.

Hard to find a wholesome movie these days that is also inspirational.


Rebecca said...

I did see this movie. I do not go to many movies but was talked into this one not really knowing what it was about. I was glad I did see it. I agree it was so sad seeing how the black players were treated. I especially hated it when the coach from one of the other teams was calling him names on the field and he had to just ignore it. But what I got from the movie was that yes there were some horrible people, BUT there were also some very good people who stood up for Jackie!

Grandma Honey said...

Good reminder of that Rebecca! I was focusing so much on the senseless abuse that I had forgotten about those who stood up for him.

Anonymous said...

I did not see the movie but I would like to comment on the wonderful pictures of such an endearing young lady, Jessica, with her handsome grandfather. So glad she was able to spend extra time with you.

pjc in MI

Lisa said...

I liked your review on this movie & heard that your granddaughters are going to the same EFY a niece & nephew are attending the same week! What a small world!