Review: The Blind Side

If I could pick only one word to describe the way I felt after watching this film it would be…inspired. From start to finish I was genuinely inspired by this film.

The Blind Side tells the true story of Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and his journey from homelessness to the NFL. The elements of the story: a well to do Caucasian family take in a homeless black boy; they feed him, clothe him, and eventually adopt him—sounds almost too good to be true. But it’s these exact elements that leave you walking away with a renewed hope in humanity, thanking your lucky stars that people like Sean and Leann Tuohy actually exist.

The hot mess that was “All About Steve” is pretty much forgotten about as Sandra Bullock does a wonderful job portraying the strong-willed yet nurturing Leann Tuohy, a role in which I believe is one of the best performances of her career. And Tim McGraw once again holds his own proving that there’s a lot more to him than just a big cowboy hat. However the scene stealer award goes to little Jae Head aka the cutest kid ever. He stole almost every scene and his one liners and antidotes kept the film lighthearted.

The only complaint I have about this movie is that it opened on the same weekend of New Moon, so it may not get the numbers that it deserves but if you are looking for a great film for the entire family to enjoy, The Blind Side is the only way. This movie will touch and inspire you and leave you wanting to know more about Michael Oher and the entire Tuohy family.

My grade: A+

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2 Responses to “Review: The Blind Side”

  1. I saw the film on Thanksgiving night w/family and friends. A must see!!! Our hearts overflowed w/tears and joy as we immersed ourselves in the story. Yes, inspired is the one word. I have continued to think about the whole experience of the story of all characters, and am very refreshed by the power of the diverse human spirit coming together. This kind of true Christianbelief system, the power of a healthy & evolved family and Michael's character gifts/forgiveness will be a story I'll carry w/ me forever. A perfect end to a lovely Thanksging Day w/ loved ones.Kat Bachtel, Portland, OR

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