Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Blind Side
Based on the extraordinary true story
Oversized African American Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Leigh Anne and Sean, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.
My big fat black pet.
So sentimental and manipulative that it hurts.
At least it had some nice cinematography.
I should've just watched the Lily Collins clips on Youtube
A stirring drama that explores the dangers of affirmative action, Christian values, obesity and being sassy
It's attempts at emotional manipulation are bordering on vulgar. True story? Sure, stereotypes are based on truth as well, but they're always shallow representations of reality. This film is nothing more than that, something even Bullock's slightly less mediocre performance than normal can save.
Nothing more than yawn-inducing, uninspired, almost offensively manipulative drivel. The pacing is brutal and the attempts at tear-jerking drama are atrocious. stay away
"The Blind Side" is a straightforward film about family and football with its focus more heavily placed on the former. Moving without being maudlin, the film has tons of warmth and heart; it's very much worth seeing.
This is one of those movies that makes me cry!
Awesome and incredible true story...
Love this one!
Well made, well performed movie about how great it is to unexpectedly join the privileged classes.
Based on the true story and yes this is a true story of Michael Oher, an overlooked young African-American who was taken in by the Touhys who provide him an education and groom his natural talents in football. This movie was heart warming and excellent on some levels during the film, the acting was great and the writing was good to.
'The Blind Side' (2009)
A feel good drama based on a true story. Bullock shines.
Sandra Bullock is nice, but she's really far from deserving an Oscar for this film. The story is very common and boring, I don't understand what makes this film special.
Una grandiosa historia, de verdad. No importa si le faltó complicación, o si intenta manipular; a la final las acciones de cada personaje dejaron una enseñanza y por más egoísta que suene, te hace sentir bien.
El guión es excelente y la dirección Hancock excepcional; me gustó como le dio importancia a personajes secundarios simplemente enfocándolos con la cámara por 3 segundos más de lo acostumbrado. Y Sandra Bullock, bueno, creo que su infame Oscar se debió más que todo a su carácter en la actuación, nadie iba a hacer el personaje igual, ni la misma Leigh Anne Tuohy en la vida real.
Not quite as bad as I expected honestly, although still predictable and cliched as all hell. Sandra Bullock gives a very good (although I wouldn't say Oscar worthy) performance, and is definitely the best thing in this otherwise average feel-good drama.
Okay, that's it. I can't do this any longer. For years I've fought it - denied it - but it's been growing on me, weighing me down, and I'm finally woman enough to admit it: I like Sandra Bullock as an actress. And her Academy Award for this movie was well deserved. And I'll probably check out more of her stuff when I get the time.
Phew. I feel better. And now that that's off my chest...
The Blind Side is a cute little movie with a lot of things going for it: the fact that it's based on a true story (a weakness of mine), a great cast (Bullock totally steals the show), a serious yet funny script, no cliché drama, etc.
Pleasant family viewing on a Friday night, in other words.
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