The Blind Side


All heart…

Pic: The Blind Side; Source: Wikipedia

This is one of those rare films that win your heart with so much warmth and goodness. The Blind Side is a beautiful film about love, family and compassion. Director, John Lee Hancock’s film is based on a true story about a homeless African-American teenager who is supported by a well-to-do white family.

Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is a 17-year old boy with a troubled past. He is helped by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her family to become a successful football player. The film is about Michael’s extraordinary journey where he discovers the real meaning of having a family and experiences unconditional love.

In her career best performance, Sandra Bullock is extremely convincing as a rich interior designer who is passionate about football since her cheer-leading days in college. She is strong, confident and runs her family her own way. Her bond with Michael is extremely special as she becomes more of a mother to him than her real children. Quinton Aaron is also brilliant as Michael and you are able to empathise with him, the moment he comes on screen.

Sandra Bullock has already won the Screen Actors Guild and the Golden Globe awards amongst others for this film and is a favourite to bag an Oscar too. This is the first time I would be happy if Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) does not win at the awards.

Do yourself a favour, watch The Blind Side and leave all your cynicism outside the theatre.

My Rating: * * * * Four stars on five

Shrey Khetarpal


15 comments on “The Blind Side

  1. Sandra Bullock is superb in this. I think its a daring role and she really has the guts to be this almost tom-boy like character with a heart and devotion.

    I am so happy for her win at the Golden Globes and I hope she gets an Oscar nod.

    • ‘An Education’ starring Carey Mulligan… delightful performance by Carey Mulligan

      ‘It’s Complicated’ with Meryl Streep (review’s up)

      I liked ‘Nine’ also, watch only if you like musicals…

  2. Sandra Bullock has done better, she did won the oscar on a wave of emotions but I still believe Mery Streep should have won for Julie & Julia, she has been amazing for almost i suppose almost 35 yrs now and with just 2 oscars , she deserves better. Blind side is no doubt as you said All Heart, a fine film with superb performances.
    Your writing is very precise and complete, nice ya!

    • See, it’s unfair to compare any actress to Meryl Streep… it’s like comparing any good singer to Lata Mangeshkar! It is very tough to match up to them.
      Meryl is good in anything she does and I agree that her Oscar win quota is less; however, this time Sandra nailed it (though she got the curse of the best actress Oscar and got divorced).
      And thanks again for the compliment 🙂

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