Concussion tells us the true story of forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who is working as a coroner in Pittsburg, PA. He has somewhat of a strange approach when it comes to doing his autopsies - he speaks to the corpses, tries to get to know them if you will. For this, his boss is not a fan. He would rather have Dr. Omalu perform the autopsy and present his findings in a more efficient way, but Dr. Omalu would rather find out why someone died that just how they died.
While conducting an autopsy on former NFL football player Mike Webster (David Morse), forensic pathologist Dr. Omalu discovers some abnormalities in the brain. He quickly (against everyone's judgements) orders a full screening of the brain and ultimately finds neurological deterioration that is similar to Alzheimer's disease. Because of this, Omalu names the disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy and publishes his findings in a medical journal. With that publishment, the NFL starts to take notice and tries everything in their power to knock the stories down. Saying that there is no proof (except there is... can't mess with science), messing with Dr. Omalu's life, and trying to get him to say his data is invalid. The good doctor embarks on a mission to raise public awareness about the dangers of football-related head trauma, which eventually leads to the NFL breaking him down to where he gives it up for several years. Unfortunately, other athletes face the same diagnosis, and many more die before the NFL finally does something about it and Bennet finally is recognized for his accomplishments in discovering CTE.
they are finally going to acknowledge his findings. There was no "6 years later" or anything... the only indication that time had past was the fact that he had a child.
I'm going to give this movie a "liked it" I love science and this movie was full of science talk and facts about how the brain itself is affected by this disease (I took a course on Alzheimer's so was able to really understand what they were saying in the movie and loved learning about CTE in general). I would recommend you to watch it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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