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.
Add this to the list of "Movies I've only seen because we watched them in non-exam Religion class", along with Veronica Guerin and The Way.
White Savior Complex: The Movie
This grand film is really a tear-jerker! Good acting from Sandra Bullock, for which she received her only 'Best Actress' Oscar award.
Norman Rockwell? Really?
A movie that if you watch you will love but its not a film to watch more than once because second time around its boring and obviously predictable.
Blu-Ray Rewatch because my girlfriend hadnt seen this film. Still an amazing kind of sports-drama.
Alright this movie is cute and it's awesome that it's a true story and that this family took in a teenager and turned his life around for the better BUT this production kind of gives off the vibe that being black = bad.
Big Mike takes on the characteristics of all the white characters, and all other black characters in the film are poor, drug addicted gang affiliates.
Don't get me wrong, the actual story is wonderful. The film just kind of....paints it in a white-glorifying kind of way. Which obviously, I do not like at all. It's all in the undertones. The story itself -- the meaningful and light comedic moments -- were really entertaining and family friendly (as long as it didn't train said family's subconscious into unintentional racist profiling).
- The Racket
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