Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

This TV movie tells the very inspiring story of Ben Carson. I read his autobiography when I was a kid so I thought I'd see how they did putting it into a film.

The film bounces back and forth between Dr. Carson who is the pre-eminent pediatric neurosurgeon in the world and young Benny who is failing at school and has a serious struggle with anger. Dr. Carson has to find a solution in order to separate conjoined twins at the head. Benny struggles without a father and is encouraged by his illiterate mother.

The movie is a tad melodramatic, but it does tell the story very well and you can't help being transformed by the end.

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