The story of Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman), the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
He faced racial discrimination from his fellow players and from the public in general, but sporting the number 42, he went on to play in six World Series. His involvement in Major League Baseball helped bring an end to racial segregation in the sport.
Wonderful film. Should be required viewing for high school students. The use of the "N" word is disturbing of course, but it reflected the time and spectacular challenge of Robinson...a definite hero and brave individual (not to mention his wife). My only disappointment with this film was Ford's performance. The constant strained expression on his face made him look like he had gas the whole time.
This is the most inspiring movie I have seen and everyone I was with, age 11 to 50 LOVED it! We laughed, we cried, we were angered, we were in awe of the power of the human spirit. The trailier and description does not do this film justice. A definate Oscar nomination but should win.