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"A breakthrough that changed the face of medicine. A unique partnership that broke the rules."

Something the Lord Made is a movie based on actual events that took place in the 1930’s and 1940’s that circled around the medical advancements of the day as well as the racial tension that gripped society at the time. The unlikely relationship between the two main characters in this film serves as a powerful catalyst in telling such a multi-layered story. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman), an accomplished and well respected cardiologist and his African American assistant, Vivien Thomas (Mos Def) partner up to find a cure for a medical debacle referred to as “blue babies”. When Vivien’s mentor acknowledges his skills as a talented surgeon, he is catapulted into the front lines of medical research only to have the credit for his invaluable role in medical breakthroughs to be put in jeopardy. Despite the scrutiny that Alfred must navigate through, a touching and heartfelt story of the underdog emerges while the racial and social stigmata of the day is addressed.

| 2004 | 1 hr 50 min | 8.2/10
Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union
HBO Video
Joseph Sargent

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