Concussion


Will Smith, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Alec Baldwin star in the sports medical drama Concussion, based in part on the GQ article Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas. A forensic neuropathologist (Smith) fights for the truth to be known, after making the first discovery of a degenerative disease related to repetitive brain trauma in football.

Concussion movie posterRelease Date: December 25, 2015
Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Genre: Drama, Sports, Adaptation
Director: Peter Landesman
Screenwriter: Peter Landesman
Cast: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Morse, Albert Brooks, Stephen Moyer, Hill Harper, Eddie Marsan
Running Time: 2 hrs. 3 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language.
Official Website: Concussion-Movie.com

Plot Summary

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 – and beloved – institutions in the world.

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