Holly on Hollywood
Concussion is based on the dramatic true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith, who believably and brilliantly plays the Nigerian immigrant and forensic neuropathologist. In 2002, while doing an autopsy, Dr. Omalu made the first discovery of CTE, a football-related brain trauma in pro ball players who play positions where their heads receive multiple blows that can trigger a series of neurological events. This is a David vs. Goliath story, showing how Dr. Omalu fought an intense battle by having the courage to tell the truth and stay true to his mission, speaking out against the NFL and its commissioner, Roger Goodell. Alec Baldwin and Albert Brooks also star.
The PG-13 rating is for mature themes, partially clothed bodies on an autopsy table, intense sports injuries showing players taking blows and language. The entertaining story develops like a thriller, with a lot of dialogue that may be too boring for children and best for mature teens to adults who can appreciate the controversial issues.
I enjoyed this interesting and convincing movie. By the end, the images of football players taking blows and falling on their heads, believably presents the dangers of America’s favorite sport.
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
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Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!