Skip to comments.DID YOU KNOW HOLLYWOOD MADE A MOVIE ABOUT BEN CARSON? WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE
Posted on 03/17/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
March 17, 2013
Dr. Ben Carson has been hot with conservatives since his well-publicized speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he criticized President Obama’s policies while the president sat all of 5 feet away, not to mention his CPAC address this past weekend. But what you might not know is that before he became a hero on the right, Carson was already a minor celebrity, and even got a TV movie made about his life. The movie, titled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” is titled after Carson’s own autobiography, and follows the life of Carson (played as an adult by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) from his difficult early life through his college years at Yale to his career as a world-renowned neurosurgeon. It originally aired on TNT in February of 2009.
Apparently, unlike many would-be inspirational flicks that get released on TV, “Gifted Hands” is actually good, at least according to most critics. The Hollywood Reporter wrote an especially glowing review, calling the film “Emmy-worthy” and in a stroke of retroactive irony, the Orlando Sentinel called the film “the perfect movie for a country challenged by its new president to do better.”
Curious if you want to watch the film? YouTube user “pianonator” already put together a highlight reel of several scenes. You can watch it here.
It was on Lifetime yesterday. Did not see it.
Hey Perdogg I saw it on BOUNCE TV here in SO CAL back in Februrry
Yes, I knew that Hollywood made this movie. Haven’t seen it. Does it cover any of Dr Carson’s social or moral opinions? Just curious. I know he has written a few books, as well. Haven’t read those, yet.
The wife and I saw it a couple or so years ago and it was a good movie, the wife also read the book and liked it.
Very cool... thanks for posting.
Good to know. This is the first I’d heard of it.
A very good movie. We watched it last year and not long after I read an article he wrote talking about the new healthcare law and his reason for opposing them. He expressed his views even before the prayer breakfast.
Just got through watching it on Netflix. Very good movie.
Also on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zo4fushUwg
Thanks, I’m going to have to check it out.
Good link here too:
Haven’t seen the feature film about Dr Carson but I believe
I’ve seen a documentary featuring him. I still get a kick
when I think about how butt-hurt the libs were with his
comments at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama
sitting at the head table. I bet more than a few libtards
wish they had that movie and documentary back.
I am reminded of a couple who were close friends of my
parents. Margaret and Jerry had met in a WWII civilian
POW camp on Luzon run by the Japanese. They were married to
others at the time but fell in love and had a child in the
prison camp. In the 1980s Margaret wrote a book about
life in the “internee” camp with the help of a woman from
the Womens Studies Dept of the U of Wis. The book is called
Forbidden Family. When Margaret’s co-author finally
discovered Margaret and Jerry were staunch conservatives
she was quite unhappy according to Margaret.
Thanks for the link!
Read the book and have seen the movie several times. Very inspiring.
It’s an excellent movie......You will get a real sense of who Ben Carson is and why!...Cuba Gooding is outstanding as Carson.
Libs are such sad sacks. A normal person would appreciate the beauty and positive nature of the story.
Looking forward to the April 6, showing.
If you have a reason to visit the Johns Hopkins Neurology Dept. - Ben Carson’s reputation, his presence and the pride of his colleagues is palpable. Not a patient, but I recognized him as soon as he was introduced at the Prayer breakfast.
To have attained such high respect in his medical field attests to his talent and ability for success in any endeavor, should he decide to enter the fray as a Presidential candidate.
I realize skeptics will use Ronald Reagan as a comparison with his executive experience as the Governor of a State. I submit that Dr. Carson has expertise in handling finances, planning, staffing and leadership. i.e. more executive responsibilities than many Presidents and/or candidates who have competed for the job.
He would not enter the field lightly. It appears that he has spent a lifetime of study; to include more issues than medicine. Such a mind would be a terrible thing to waste.
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