Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Blind Side - Wow

I used to work in a cinema and saw nearly everything that came out, but since I grew up and started shift work I don't get to go nearly as often as I used to which is verging on epic tragedy. But tonight I had a lovely evening with a friend and we went to Sushi Train and saw The Blind Side. I'll admit that we nearly saw The Bounty Hunter instead because we are both flood criers and didn't know if we would make it through The Blind Side alive. But we did. We're ok. Honestly.

I can't believe how much I loved this film!! I wanted to see it because I wanted to know if Sandra (we're so on first name terms) deserved her Oscar as I was firmly footed in Team Meryl. I'm still not sure that Sandra's performance was better than Meryl's but I do not begrudge her that little gold statue now.

So The Blind Side is based on the true story of Michael Oher, an American footballer who came from a very poor and traumatic background. He was taken in by Leigh Anne Tuohy and her family and given an education and a real chance. Ah, what a life affirming film!! I can't fault it. There were moments where I thought it was going to be awkward and really sad, I thought Leigh Anne and Sean's marriage would suffer, the other children would feel neglected, Michael would be accused of something at school... but no. It was just a lovely happy movie where everything turned out for the best.

I loved it. And I had a peppermint choc top. I love going to the movies.


katrina said...

I so want to go and see this, although I'm not sure if I should wait for the DVD as I managed to cry at the trailer when I went to the cinema last week

Elise said...

Katrina, I would absolutely go and see it!! I also cried in the trailer and cry at EVERYTHING and it wasn't too bad! It was just a nice happy film!

Karen said...

I am interested in this one after my best friend said she loved it and I am a big Sandra Bullock fan but I am also a little afraid of how the movie may portray African American communities and if it plays on negative stereotypes too much??