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Excerpts from the Dr. Ben Carson made for tv movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr.




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It apparently got reviews when it premiered on TNT in 07

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TNT's "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story" is one of those longform projects that has Emmy written all over it. It boasts near-flawless direction from Thomas Carter, a vivid teleplay adaptation by John Pielmeier and uniformly magnificent performances, particularly from star Cuba Gooding Jr., who puts himself back onto the Hollywood map in a way he hasn't since his Oscar-winning turn in 1996's "Jerry Maguire."


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Gooding portrays real-life world-renowned brain surgeon Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and author of a best-selling 1990 autobiography. It's taken nearly two decades to get Carson's inspiring story to the screen, but Gooding does him more than proud with a portrayal at once sensitively wrought and quietly moving. In lesser hands (if you'll pardon the pun), this biopic could easily have drifted into maudlin sap, but Gooding keeps the character of Carson centered and human and the film honoring him wise and surprisingly graphic. (The surgical procedures are showcased in all of their bloody glory, but not so much as to cross the line into gratuitousness.)


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"Hands" follows Carson's inspirational tale from his childhood as a pudgy and angry kid struggling in Detroit's inner-city projects through his rise to the top of the medical profession. Early on, we see Carson as a kid wracked with self-doubt and confusion in a household with a mother whose education stalled in third grade and a father who chose narcotics over the family. But his mother, Sonya (a terrific rendering from Kimberly Elise), is shown early on to have been a proud, devoted and tireless dispenser of tough love to her two boys, repeatedly drilling home the point that there was nothing they couldn't achieve if they used their brains. We see that her own brain, however, turned on her, resulting in bouts of clinical depression she struggled to control.


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he film is so good that a little immodesty is not only acceptable but understandable. And after years of struggling to cash in artistically on his Academy Award notoriety, Gooding is back in the ballgame. Show him the money!









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CajunAngele
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I watched this on Netflix this morning. It was such a good movie I wanted to start a thread but found yours. I HIGHLY recommend anyone reading this to google- Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story on youtube and or watch it on Netflix.

Ben Carson 2016!!!






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Has Carson shown a willingness to run for office?

I like what I've read about him so far, but I fear the toxic nature of politics today may discourage him from running.






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Politico had a story saying if enough people are still clamoring for him he will run.






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