Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Will Smith stars in Concussion, a dramatic thriller based on the incredible true David vs. Goliath story of American immigrant Dr. Bennet Omalu, the brilliant forensic neuropathologist who made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma, in a pro player and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu's emotional quest puts him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful institutions in the world.Written by
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The cars the doctors are driving are S class Mercedes Benz vehicles. When they are standing in the parking lot while it was raining, the vehicle model depicted on the upper left of the trunk states the cars are E350's. See more »
Dr. Joseph Maroon:
Football is the most popular sport in America because it is so goddamn fantastic. And that, right there?
[points out the window to Heinz Field]
Dr. Joseph Maroon:
That is the beating heart of this city. And you want to end it?
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Concussion isn't a bad movie - however, with the real-life implications of the story and subject matter this could have been a hard hitting dramatic tour de force.
Instead it is a passable drama. There were many missed opportunities for making it even more dramatic without taking overdramatizing. Some of the scenes with one Dr. explaining the medical condition another Dr.in the most simplistic terms - clearly the writer chose this format for explaining the condition to the audience, but it just seemed strange.
Will Smith's acting was top notch.
The writing was not. Landesman is probably a very good investigative journalist, but needs to hone his chops as a dramatic writer.
I found Alec Baldwin unconvincing as his character - this could have been either a deficit in directing or acting.
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