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Box-office results of his last two features as a lead notwithstanding Will Smith is a HUGE star. His deliberate attempt to shed his jokey Fresh Prince persona may not have been warmly embraced by his aging fans but he continues down the path. “Concussion”, his collaboration with Ridley Scott who is fortunately only in the producers chair this time, sees him playing a neurologist who goes head-to-head (pardon the pun) with the National Football League (NFL).
Will “Concussion” resurrect Smith’s supremacy at the box-office? Highly unlikely. Timing is everything and for some odd reason this comes out on Christmas 2015 in the US. A somber morality tale with a feel good ending aren’t uncommon during this period but going up against Jennifer Lawrence in David O. Russell’s “Joy” and Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in “Daddy’s Home” doesn’t bode well for this.
Football, the sport as Americans refer to it and not THE sport EVERYONE refers to, as a subject doesn’t have a huge following outside of its home country. Sure the focus here isn’t so much on the sport as it is on the people behind-the-scenes who try to suppress the truth but it might still alienate viewers in places like Malaysia and Singapore where Will Smith still shares a credible following.
Hey, but who knows maybe aging fans of 90’s TV sitcom “Mad About You” might show up to catch their heartthrob Paul Reiser on the big screen after a long dry spell.
|Producers||:||Elizabeth Cantillon, Giannina Facio, Ridley Scott, Larry Shuman, David Wolthoff|
|Screenplay||:||Peter Landesman, Based in part on the GQ article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas|
|Cast||:||Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser, Luke Wilson|
|Website||:||Concussion movie website|
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|Concussion Hong Kong Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Concussion Indonesia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Concussion Malaysia Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Concussion Philippines Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Concussion Singapore Release Date||:||Unavailable at time of publishing|
|Concussion UK Release Date||:||29 January 2016|
|Concussion USA Release Date||:||25 December 2015|
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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 institutions in the world.