GenreDrama Music directorBarb Morrison WriterStacie Passon LanguageEnglish
Release dateJanuary 19, 2013 (2013-01-19) (Sundance)
February 2013 (2013-02) (Berlin)
October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04) CastRobin Weigert (Abby), Maggie Siff (Sam Bennet), Johnathan Tchaikovsky (Justin), Julie Fain Lawrence (Kate Abelman), Laila Robins (Woman #3), Ben Shenkman (Graeme) Similar moviesThe Voyeur, Knock Knock, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Room in Rome, Django Unchained, Hold On Tight
TaglineWife. Mother. Escort.
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Concussion is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Stacie Passon and starring Robin Weigert. Although not autobiographical, the story was partially inspired by Passon herself suffering a mild concussion, in the same manner depicted in the film, shortly before she began writing the screenplay.
Abby Ableman is a lesbian who becomes disillusioned with her domestic life and career after suffering a mild concussion when her son, Jake, accidentally hits her in the head with a thrown baseball. She then begins working as a prostitute for other women.
The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. At Sundance, it secured a deal with The Weinstein Company for general release later in 2013. At Berlin, the film won a Teddy Award Jury Prize as an outstanding film about LGBT themes.
Concussion received generally positive reviews, currently holding a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews; the consensus states: "Smart, nuanced, and sexy, Concussion transcends its more awkward moments thanks to Robin Weigert's remarkable starring performance." On Metacritic, the film has a 56/100 rating, based on reviews from 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".