Jim Allison: Breakthrough
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- Jim Allison
- Woody Harrelson
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Dr. Allison is such an inspiration & has devoted his career to using the immune system to combat and ultimately cure cancer.
Prosaically straightforward but consistently interesting portrait of the maverick research scientist who was awarded a 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine.
With the colorful Allison — he’d fit right into one of KFC’s revolving Colonel spots — and narrator Woody Harrelson at his disposal, Haney could have easily done without all the glossy dramatic recreations and frequent shout-outs to Bristol-Myers Squibb, which occasionally create the undesirable effect of a corporate promo video.
The film is a portait in dogeddness and going against the current thinking in cancer treatment and research.