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.
"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.
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
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.
For what it was, I enjoyed it. It had good performances, was mostly well written, and just had a feel-good vibe to it. There are better underdog movies, there are worse underdog movies, but I liked it. What I found weird was why it was nominated for Best Picture. I can kind of see why Sandra Bullock won Best Actress, but this film does not come near to Best Picture quality. There are some laughably bad moments (the 'ghetto' scenes and the scenes between Bullock and her female friends are horrible) but overall it's good. It's a shame Quinton Aaron has done literally nothing of not since; he was a really good actor in this.
Yes, I am slightly offended by the Hollywoodization of the true story, and the subtext of the White Savior. Yet I found myself buying into the spirit of the story about a gentle giant who lucks into being adopted (sorta) by a well-to-do Memphis family.
It's cliched, of course, with Sandy Bullock playing the role of the Tough Matriarch with a Heart of Gold™. She really is the straw that stirs the drink throughout the entire film.
It is inspiration-by-numbers, but it's so well-crafted that it hits much more than it misses. It's a testament to the confidence of the director and actors that they pull it all off without resorting too much to melodrama.
You won't see anything ground-breaking here, but you will see a well-crafted, entertaining story with believable performances. It is just too bad that Michael Oher's actually football career hasn't quite lived up to the promise of his young life.
made me cry sigh
A well crafted drama where you can't help but fall for the story and the characters it involves. Sandra Bullock leads the line well giving time and space to the other players. What I love mostly is the subtle moments they give Michael Oher's character allowing him to evolve and enter the hearts of the audience.
I absolutely love this film, Sandra Bullock is on top form and it has loads of those moments where you just want to have a good old cry! A great feel good movie!
The Blind Side aka My Big Fat Black Pet: The Movie is atrociously horrible and I don't understand... anything?
Sandra Bullock... won... Oscar... for... this.
I might go into a comma just thinking about it again. Don't worry poor black child! We're a privileged white family and we're here to rescue you from your color! That's it. That's the movie. 2009 could possibly be the saddest year in terms of the contrast between movies that were recognized and movies that were actually good.
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