I watched the movie first. I know, I know - “ALWAYS read the book before you watch the movie!” And that is a good rule of thumb most of the time. But I love the actresses in Hidden Figures and the story looked awesome and I didn’t have time to read the book yet. (Yes, I know. “Excuses, excuses...”) SO, I watched the movie first. You know what? It made me want to read the book.
When I first heard about Reese Witherspoon’s movie, Wild, I had not yet heard of the book. I just knew that this movie was getting a lot of praise for being a great portrayal of a strong woman, and it was basically white woman inspiration porn.
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