The Reel Review

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This is the inspirational, previously untold story about three brilliant black women behind NASA’s historic 1962 mission to get astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning moment that propelled the United States to the forefront in the space race and restored pride to the nation. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, as the women who broke their respective glass ceilings in math, computing and engineering, deliver compelling performances peppered with wit and humor, while showing what these pioneering women endured to overcome the shameful racial segregation of that era. Yes, parts of the film are corny and predictable, but it is so superbly constructed, its feel good message about pursuing your dreams will make you want to throw your hands in the air and cheer by its picture-perfect ending. Outstanding.

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