Sunday, November 29, 2009

No, he's changing mine.

Looking for a wonderful, inspirational film?  Check out The Blind Side (Hancock, 2009).  Based on the remarkable true-story about Michael Oher, a once homeless teen from a broken home who is taken in by a wealthy family, the Touys, who help him reach his potential.  And not only is his life transformed, but he inspires and transforms the Touys as well.

I don't see how you can dislike this movie.  It is of course emotional and sentimental at times, but it is also sure to make you laugh and smile.  This feel-good flick is also well-acted.  Sandra Bullock puts in a killer performance as Leigh Ann Tuohy, the stubborn head of the household.  Country singer Tim McGraw was perfect as the sweet, loving Southern dad - not too far of a stretch for him.  The rest of the cast was great too.  Quinton Aaron not only looks like Oher, but played the part well.  And don't dismiss Jae Head, as little S.J..  He was adorable and hilarious.

So far, it has a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes and has many critics speaking its praise.  Glenn Whipp of the Associated Press said, "Writer-director John Lee Hancock wisely lets the true story of Michael Oher speak for itself" and Variety's Joe Leydon called the film an "uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama."


  1. Such a great movie. Sandra Bullock was amazing in it. And that little boy was just so funny!

  2. She really was! When I saw the previews I was a little ify on her accent... but she blew me away. She should definitely be nominated for a Golden Globe.