Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend DVD Roundup part duex - The Blind Side


I don't have too much to say about " The Blind Side" . Sandra Bullock looses herself in the role of Leigh Ann Touhy who practically adopts a young African American teenager and takes him off the path to becoming a sad statistic and puts him on one to success. She does this through a shock and awe campaign of southern charm and sassy attitude ( having a boatload of money doesn't hurt). Her character looms so large in the movie as to eclipse everyone else even Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) who you would have thought would be the center of the story. I like many others was taken in by Bullock's performance but for all of the attention "The Blind Side" received it was a pretty lightweight movie.

2 comments:

Matthew K. said...

Hey Wes - I didn't see it on first run cause it looked so formulaic. However, it DOES sound like a nice feel-good, warm and fuzzy flick, and that's not such a bad thing.

BTW- I like the new look of the blog. It has a friendlier feel than the first one.

Mocking Movies said...

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the feedback. As far as Blind Side, I would not run out and rent it. It's probably best described as a "wait for cable" movie.

 
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