THE BLIND SIDE is an uplifting and inspirational Bio-Drama that should redeem Sandra Bullock for her Labor Day weekend cinematic misstep ALL ABOUT STEVE—a movie I’m sure she wouldn’t like to be reminded of these days.
Here Bullock stars in the true story of black Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher.
She plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, an affluent Memphis interior designer and mother of two, who rescues Oher from life on the streets.
Oher is receptive to the opportunity given him by this family and becomes a son, brother and one hell of an All-American offensive left tackle.
Oher being part of the Tuohy’s lives leads them to some insightful discoveries of their own. While Oher in his new environment faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome as both a student and football player.
Lots’a sociological sideline issues and a good dose of sugarcoating of both racial and political realities in the South.
So did it REALLY all happen for Oher as depicted in this feel-good movie?
….Probably not quite. But perky Sandra Bullock pulls it off.
So does Country bumpkin’ Tim McGraw as her tolerant entrepreneurial husband. And newcomer Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher is convincing!
THE BLIND SIDE provides enough give-and-take and action to please both the sports fans and female audiences.
The 2 hour and 8 minute, PG-13 rated feel-good drama raises 3.5 out of 5 fingers.
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