Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Blind Side Movie Review

The Blind Side

Grade: A

We got to see The Blind Side on it's opening week-end and every seat in the theater was filled.  Which is a pretty good sign considering this opened the same day as A New Moon, the latest in the Twilight series.

The Blind Side is one of those movies that make you want to applaud at the end.  It was  uplifting and quietly powerful.  This is the story Michael Oher, a real life offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, and the family that took him in during his high school years and helped save him from a very different life.  Sandra Bullock plays Leigh Anne Touhy, a strong willed affluent wife and mother who from outward appearances could give any of the "Wives of Atlanta" a run for their money.  Fortunately for Michael...she is so much more.  

But, this isn't just the story of how the Touhy's changed Michael's life, it's also about how Michael changed their lives as well.  The scene where he first calls Leigh Anne - "Mama"...just touched my heart.  My eyes well up just thinking about it.

Bullock does a truly brilliant job becoming Leigh Anne and I have to give credit to the casting director.   The end of the movie shows video and pictures of the real Michael Oher and the Touhy family and they did a an brilliant  job casting this film.  In addition to Bullock, you will see Tim McGraw as Sean Touhy and the young boy that plays SJ Touhy (Jae Head) is just adorable.  He will just steal your heart as he befriends Michael.  SJ's negotiations with the many college coaches is completely charming.

I just loved this movie.  Please take your family to see this movie.  It will help put everyone in the proper holiday spirit, I promise.


  1. Great review ... I've heard this is a wonderful movie, but knowing Mr. Ho-Hum, we'll be watching it on the couch when it comes out on DVD :)

  2. I want to see this one really bad!! Not only id the story awesome, but I love Sandra Bullock!

  3. Thanks for the review! Sounds like a good one to enjoy with the fam!

  4. Ditto on everything in your review. It was the kind of movie I love to watch!