• Movie Filter - 42 - Date: 7/16/2013
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  • Parental Advisories
    Content Warnings:

    General Themes and Other Content:
    Implied Extramarital Sex,
    Revealing Clothing,
    Threatening Dialogue,
    Intense Action/Adventure,
    Intense Life/Death Situations,
    Non-Graphic Injury/Wound,
    Alcohol Consumption,
    Mature Thematic Elements,
    Intense Thematic Elements,
    Murder Topic,
    Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Starring
    Chadwick Boseman
    Harrison Ford
    Nicole Beharie
    Christopher Meloni
    Ryan Merriman
    Lucas Black
    Andre Holland
    Alan Tudyk
    Hamish Linklater
    T.R. Knight

  • 42

    Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), forward-thinking General Manager for the Brooklyn Dodgers, signs Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) of the popular Negro League to play for his team, breaking baseball’s color barrier and changing the sport – and the world – forever. The movie 42 chronicles the prejudices, threats and dangers Robinson faces from fans, the establishment and his own teammates, as the first African American to play Major League Baseball.

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    There are upwards of 50 racial epithets in 42, and many instances of racial injustice. ClearPlay cuts nearly 40 profanities, more than 40 N-words, and some suggestive comments. The movie spends more time on the personal drama than on game action, so its appeal is for sports fans and non-sports fans alike. Its inspirational story is appropriate for all members of the family.

    Does 42 hit a home run or strike out?...

    Well acted, well directed, with a screenplay that’s intelligent, 42 does a great job recreating the intimidating, intolerant world of the late 1940s. The film stands in the upper echelon of sports movies, as tall as Robinson stands as an American hero.

    Marty Nabhan - ClearPlay Bench Warmer

    Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including language; 128 min; Directed by Brian Helgeland
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