42 is based on the story of baseball legend Jackie Robinson and how he changed the history of the game with the help of Branch Rickey, the team executive. Directed by Brian Helgeland, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, together with Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni.
There are a lot of biographical movies in Hollywood, but 42 is different from the rest because it doesn’t overly dramatize the events in Robinson’s life, and everything is told as it happened. For those living in the world today, a lot of what‘s shown in the film concerning racism will be hard to watch and difficult to believe, but it’s a part of history. This is in short, a powerful film.
This is one free movie streaming experience that baseball fans will not want to pass up. Even if you’re not that big a baseball fan you’ll enjoy the fine performances of the cast in this film.