Hidden Figures and Chill


Some how I convinced a group of my closest friends in DC to wake up early on a snowy Saturday morning for a matinee and brunch. This may seem late for a review on the movie, Hidden Figures that has been killing the box office, but I was honestly reluctant to go see it. I’m a big fan of the TV show, Empire  where I’m used to seeing actress Taraji P. Henson in her role of the diva “Cookie” and didn’t think I could ever see her as the mathematician she plays in Hidden Figures. I stand corrected. In this movie, I didn’t see Cookie. I didn’t see Taraji. I saw Katherine.

In the film, three  African-American women at NASA, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) are the necessary driving forces behind the historic  launch of astronaut John Glenn into space, an event I learned about in history classes time and time again, but never heard of these great women. Without giving away too much, I left the theater with much more  pride, inspiration and unity than I had going in. I appreciated that the people close tome  were there to share the experience. I encourage you to grab some friends and go see it and get inspired for this new year as well. After the movie, we went to brunch and mimosas and discussed how we can help each other achieve our goals just like the unsung heroes in Hidden Figures did.

I’d love to hear your review. I’m on social media @itsBrittWaters

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