Concussion (2015) Rated PG-13

ConcussionAccomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu discovers the truth about brain damage in football players. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks,  David Morse, Hill Harper, Stephen Moyer, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Bitsie Tulloch.

This is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu who was born in Africa and came to America for a better life and to research how people die. What he discovers is that football can cause brain damage. His findings make one question how the sport can even continue, but the goal now is to protect the players as well as possible.

The film itself is incredibly well done.  The only detraction came from the makeup department.  In their attempt to make the actors look older, they only managed to make them look like they were caked with makeup.

I loved the speech Dr. Omalu’s wife gave to him: “God made you for such a time as this. What are the odds a man from Africa would come to this city and find this information out.” (paraphrased) This film is worth a watch.

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