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.
Review In A Nutshell:
I am actually going to keep this review in a size of a nutshell since it is already around 8:30 pm, and to review at this time usually leads me to a series of yawns that further extends the writing process. John Lee Hancock, the film’s director, has taken an inspiring subject, a boy, Michael Oher, who has escaped the tragedies of his past and culture, finding solace under the roof and care of a sympathetic middle class Caucasian woman, Leigh Anne Tuohy, and her family. Michael’s journey is familiar, but contains the potential to raise strong points of social class and blind, thoughtful charity. Leigh was a woman who has finally seen the struggling conditions…
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.
Soooooooo why did Sandra Bullock win an Oscar for this one-note performance? Call me confused.
A safe performance in a safe movie that was pretty much forgettable the second it ended. It wasn't really bad or anything, just wasn't all that good either. I had pretty low expectations and it didn't even meet that. Nothing worse than having nothing to say at all.
The Blind Side ameaça constantemente a deteriorar-se em um sentimentalismo barato mas nunca o faz, o roteiro baseado em um drama real de superação sai com o minimo de clichês possível, o elenco da o toque necessário para torna o drama um filme inesquecível.
So much better as a regular family drama than a sports movie. Except for the actual football in the opening, everything sports related in this is horrendous. It's quite baffling. And that parade of coaches playing themselves is embarrassing.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Forse sarà una storia lineare, prevedibile e non originale, ma è sincera e commovente. Mi piace il taglio silenzioso e dolce dato a Big Mike come anche lo stampo da crocerossina, ma forte dato alla protagonista (una Sandra Bullock in piena forma...in tutti i sensi). Un po' solito, ma azzeccato per questo genere di storie. Fanno un po' un dramma facile, ma non esagerato. Non lo vedo come un film da prima serata, ma nel suo genere probabilmente è il numero uno ed è bello sapere che è una storia vera.
The biggest surprise of the year comes from Sandra Bullock this year and her transformation into her character. It is a role she was meant to play and proves how good an actress she is. The beautiful story helps too, but the whole film is her. Bullock magnetizes the screen and she shines everytime she is on it. A fierce, not with many "big" moments, but mostly a well-balanced, grounded performance.
"Any fool can have courage. But honor, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be"
Screened in the Jury Duty theater. God save me, there's six more hours of this. (Willing I don't get called.)
It's sad to know how the real Michael Oher's Professional Football Career after the release of this movie.
SAINTLY WHITE PEOPLE DO THE SAVING.
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