Friday, April 2, 2010

The Blind Side Movie Review

Neen and I went to see 'The Blind Side' today in The Galway Omniplex. The 2009 film was writen and directed by John Lee Hancock and based upon the book by Michael Lewis. 'The Blind Side' stems from a true story and the plot is as follows:

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. source

To keep it short and sweet, we both really enjoyed it. Sandra Bullock in my opinion deserved the Oscar nomination and win. I lived stateside for a number of years and her portrayal was as accurate as it gets. Quinton Aaron was superb in the role of Michael Oher. Kathy Bates small but influential role as Miss Sue is also deserving of a mention. I love my sport movies, and could have easily watched 2 hours of American football but cleverly the director kept game time to a minimum, making for a more approachable movie for non sport fans.

All in all 8 out of 10, definitely worth the ticket price! Any hype around Bullocks performance is deserved.

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