It’s time for another giveaway family! MusicMovieThoughts has partnered with Allied-THA to give away passes to the highly anticipated Jackie Robinson biopic 42. The Warner Brothers film stars newcomer Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, veteran actor Harrison Ford as Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, and Nicole Beharie as Jackie’s wife Rachel. I’ve had the pleasure of screening this one, and I’m going to see it again! That’s all I can say for now, so you’ll have to wait until the movie opens (April 12th) for the review. 🙂
But you may not have to wait until opening weekend to see the film! For your chance to win an admit two pass for Monday April 8th, please send an email with your full name, email address, and the subject line: 42 movie to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be selected and notified by Friday, April 5th.
You can read the synopsis and view the official trailer below. To find out more about the film go to www.42movie.warnerbros.com.
Until next thought, Thomasena
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. “42” tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey’s hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.
In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired. The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history.