My Thoughts (basically a movie Review):
The Blind Side is a feel-good movie, that tells a touching story with solid acting. It’s about “Big Mike” Michael Oher and his story from living on the streets and washing his 2 articles of clothing in a sink to being taken in by an upper-class, rich family. Like most feel good movies, you can see the ending from a mile away, but there are some especially moving moments in the movie. (alliteration queen, they called me)
Okay, so even though I love Sandra Bullock, her speech at the Oscars, (and I am totally on her side regarding her stupid hubby- despite staying away from celebrity gossip) and just how genuine she seems, I thought her performance while really really good, was nothing groundbreaking. You will see in my next review who I thought deserved the Best Actress Oscar. The character of Michael was also excellent, because of how he acted when he first moved in, how he acted at school, and how he interacted with the younger children. He was a big softie though, which made him really cute.
Oh, and while it is considered centred around football, you don’t really need any background knowledge. It is far more about family and love.
Popcorn Review: A feel good movie based on a true story that isn’t really worth re-watching, but with a moving story and solid acting, the two hours I spent watching it won’t be considered wasted.
I forgot to mention (thank you ladystorm!) that this is based on a real story!