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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  7 February 2009 (USA)
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From Amazon.com: Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever... See full synopsis »

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The real Ben Carson can be seen briefly as an extra walking down the hallway reading a chart, and wearing the same blue scrubs as Cuba Gooding. See more »

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In the operating room scene during surgery for the conjoined twins, close-up views of the hands of some of the OR personnel who are manipulating IV solutions reveal they are NOT wearing surgical gloves for sterility. See more »

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TNT They definitely know drama!
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To summarize this story in a nutshell, it's about an amazing neurologist named Ben Carson, who started off with nothing. He was dumb and unimaginative with a very low self esteem. As he goes through the years some things get worse with relationships and such, as others get better, like knowledge, but he grows up to be this neurologist, the best in the world and his jobs range from checking over babies to stopping daily seizures. The movie goes through all his good times and his bad times from start to finish.

I know it doesn't sound that interesting, but it really is. It seems slow at some parts, but all the characters put out wonderful dramatic performances. I almost cried there at the end. The writers put a lot of time into this with some excellent dialog here and there. The director did a good job too. It's not superb quality, but everything about this movie was great. Something else to keep in mind is that this is based on a true story and it's a book. I haven't read the book, but I've heard it's wonderful. If you've read it and you're scared the movie will suck, don't worry, it doesn't.

I guess that's about all there is to say about this movie. Once again, good job TNT. But if I were you, I would've sent it to the cinemas first.


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