The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country. Though the movie is primarily about South Africa's challenge in winning the rugby World Cup against insurmountable odds, I found the story of Mandela's emergence from prison to prominence and power equally as fascinating. During the first half of Invictus, we follow the character of Nelson Mandela on the following days to his election as a President; however, on the second half, the screenplay changes its focus and it becomes a sport movie, dedicating most of the time to a very important rugby match which was very exciting. Enlightening, heartwarming, Freeman was superbly cast and the character of Mandela is portrayed affectionately and sensibly with hints of his humanity, humour, and his own family problems amidst the enormity of the task he faced. Director Clint Eastwood has done it again.