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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.
"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.
Truly amazing and heartwarming story. Very inspirational and family friendly. Yes, I'm sentimental, so what?
I remember sort of liking the film when it came out, but oh my god. So bad it hurts.
I feel like watching again
Good, but I've seen it too many times.
"The Blind Side" erzählt die reale Geschichte von Michael "Big Mike" Oher, der aus armen Verhältnissen stammt und als Teenager von Adoptiveltern aufgenommen wurde. Hierdurch wurde ihm eine gute Ausbildung und eine große Karriere im American Football ermöglicht.
Für die Rolle als Adoptivmutter erhielt Sandra Bullock einen Oscar. Und in der Tat ist sie mir in diesem Film tatsächlich irgendwie ans Herz gewachsen - und das sage ich, obwohl ich Bullock aus unerfindlichen Gründen nicht sonderlich mag.
Auch die anderen Darsteller machen ihre Sache gut. Quinton Aaron ist als "Big Mike" sehr liebenswert, ebenso wie Jae Head als S.J.
Die Story, so real sie auch sein mag, ist dennoch relativ klassisch und klischeebehaftet. Es gibt ein paar wenige Momente, in…
Just a beautiful story. Even more beautiful because it really happened.
Manipulative, poor boy overcomes and does well story. But, a good one.
The Blind Side - This 'feel good' movie is a little soppy; but it has a heartfelt message. Helping others sometimes has its own reward. (A-)
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