Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about sports. What the homeless teen knows are the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he's found a home. And the Tuohys found something just as life-changing: a beloved new son and brother.
Bullock Surprises All
- The Blind Side review by Jawbreaker
The prospect of a Bullock film would result in a groan however the Blind Side is a surprise, almost a revelation in parts with moments of tension, emotion and humour. Traditionally films based around American Football are often rags to riches tales or a team of underdogs performing miracles, with the exception of Any Given Sunday. The Blind Side possesses these elements but the spotlight fails on Sandra Bullock’s character (Leigh Anne Tuohy), as it is through her eyes we see the poverty and depression only a few blocks away from her middleclass lifestyle. The end is never in doubt and you do see the real-life characters briefly in a fitting ending. Overall the Blind Side is a decent enough film, one that will entertain and surprise. Bullock has shown here that there is talent and would do well to exploit it more in future projects.
Absolutly loved this film. Sandra Bullock is great as the woman you cares for an outsider and makes him part of a family. I thoroughly enjoyed the film all the way through and did not realise until the end the it was based on a true story.
If you are not American and don't understand the rules of American football (why the hell it's called footbal?) don't bother watching! I found it borring, long and uninteresting.
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Really great feelgood movie
- The Blind Side review by DB
I loved this movie, it's a winner for sure. An excellent film with plenty of moving moments but the whole thing reasserts faith in your fellow man, and that sometimes you really can make a difference by helping just one person. It was a great film and I can highly recommend it.