Friday, December 25, 2015

Flick Friday-Concussion

***Disclosure-My son and I attended an advance screening.  All opinions stated are my own based on my own personal experience.

Will Smith stars in Concussion, a 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.
Football is part of most of America.  Whether you watch or your kids play, you are a part of it.  When I was in school, I performed at football games.  That is when I started to love the sport.  It has been a part of my life.  When my son got of age to start playing football, I let him play flag football.  Even though they were not suppose hit, tackle, or get hurt, I was always scared for my son.  But every Sunday, we are glued to the TV to watch our favorite team.

My son and I headed to watch this movie.  I asked him if he knew what it was about.  He said he did.  He had wanted to see it.  I like watching true story with him.  I like for him to see other people's stories.  After the movie, we even googled Dr. Omalu. 

This was a great, inspiring movie.  It was really good.  We never know what goes on behind the scenes.  I got to give it to Will, he did Dr Omalu justice in his portrayal of his life.

In theaters today. 

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