Baseball is America’s national pastime. It’s like cricket, but with a diamond-shaped pitch, lower scores, higher pay and stonking great hotdogs. Alright, it’s not much like cricket, but you get the point.
In 42, the story of ground-breaking player Jackie Robinson is told, focusing on the huge amount of racial prejudice he had to overcome in order to survive and thrive as an African-American in a white man’s game. And no, this isn’t a prequel to Movie 43.
Starring Chadwick Boseman as Robinson, as well as Harrison Ford with a big fake nose, 42 is hitting UK cinemas on September 13th.