Imagine you are a women, African American living in West Hampton, West Virgina, USA in 1961. Also, you are a highly intelligent mathematician working for NASA. Struggling and suffering the brunt of racism yet you survive, succeed and excel. This will be your story and a great one.
This is based on the true life story. In 1961, mathematician Katherine Goble works as a “computer” (a person performing mathematical calculations, before electronic computers) the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, alongside her colleague, aspiring engineer Mary Jackson and her unofficial supervisor Dorothy Vaughan. The story is her life and how against all odds she excelled and was recognized for her brilliance.
Very good movie. One of the best feel good movies to be watched with aspiring young children specially girls.
Taraji P. Henson as Katherine provides a memorable performance supported by Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson. I loved the splendid performance by Kevin Costner.
See it in theater before screening closes.