STARRING: Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks
Where there’s a Will… Anybody who follows Aussie sports will have noticed that when a player gets concussed nowadays, it’s taken very seriously.
This is partially due to logic, but also very much because of the work of gifted US forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, who discovered severe brain damage in a retired footballer who was found dead at 50. This dramatised biography sees Will Smith step into the shoes of Omalu, who determined that repeated blows to the bonce aren’t beneficial. He then bolstered his theory further by discovering three other deceased NFL players with similar symptoms. However, nobody was prepared to listen, in particular the most important player – the NFL. But while many tried to discredit the good doctor, he had some important people on his side. Playing the facts ball rather than ratcheting drama beyond belief, this one’s for you, sports fans.