A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
While waiting for their big breaks, two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely- charming, soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant, vivacious playwright, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness.
John Lee Hancock
John Carroll Lynch
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Written by
20th Century Fox
While the music for the film was being recorded, the number of African-American musicians was deliberately and consistently kept at 50%, meaning that half of the musicians who worked on the film were African American. See more »
In the beginning of the movie when Dorothy Vaughn says she had to bypass the starter. If the starter was broken you couldn't bypass it to start the car. The 1957 Chevrolet had a starter solenoid mounted separate from the starter and you would have to bypass the solenoid and the starter would engage. So her dialog should have been she had to bypass the starter solenoid not the starter. See more »
Let's be frank here. They could have made the three black, female leads read out the telephone listings for two hours and this hokum would have been nominated for an Oscar. It is extremely clichéd, agenda-driven, pedestrian twoddle. The movie's devoid of any feeling with its filmsy, cookie-cutter characters and hackneyed, tedious plot. It's just a typical throwaway blockbuster splurged out by Hollywood without any creative thought applied. There's no humour, excitement, originality, nothing, nada. It reminded me of last year's similarly banal Oscar nomination Bridge of Spies, in that it should be nowhere near any awards, but it is far worse.
It took me countless hours and about 8 attempts to persevere through it. I'm not quite sure what the mental capability is of the intended audience, but it would take something at the larva stage of metamorphosis to find this in any way engaging. Everything about this is forced, with the music trying to squeeze emotion out of the audience, but failing miserably. It also rams down the audience's throat the interesting revelation that everyone at NASA (i.e. all the white people), aside from these three women, were incontinent ignoramuses. After watching the magnificent Lion, which has real feeling permeating through every scene, this was just a complete disaster.
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