This weekend I saw Clint Eastwood’s new movie Invitus (twice). Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.
I blog about movies that move and inspire me. I’m a movie-guy and God speaks to me through movies. I saw Crash and instantly knew it would win an Academy Award. I saw Slumdog Millionaire and instantly knew it would win an Academy Award and blogged about it on here.
Earlier this year, I blogged about Jamie Foxx and his performance in The Soloist. I think it’s an amazing movie, so I’m currently torn. I think Clint Eastwood should win Best Director for Invictus. I think Morgan Freeman will be fighting hard against Jamie Foxx for Best Actor and it will come down to these 2 movies for Best Picture. Matt Damon also ought to be up for an Oscar.
You heard it here first. 🙂 Now go see the movie. It’s a powerful story of forgiveness and reconciliation.