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The Blind Side / L'Eveil d'un champion (Bilingual)

Sandra Bullock    DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
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The Blind Side takes the true story of a young man who went from abandonment to success as a pro-football player and treats it with respect. The movie doesn't oversell what is, on the face of it, already compelling. It's almost impossible to describe the plot without sounding painfully inspirational: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron, Be Kind Rewind), a hulking but gentle African-American teen in Tennessee, gets taken in by a well-to-do white family; the mother, Leigh Anne Touhy (Sandra Bullock), pushes and mothers the boy, who eventually wins a football scholarship to the University of Mississippi. In the wrong hands, this could have been maudlin, manipulative, and condescending. To the credit of writer-director John Lee Hancock, adapting Michael Lewis's acclaimed book, the result is intelligent, genuine, and alternately funny and moving. Leigh Anne could easily have been grandstanding and virtuous, but Bullock doesn't shy away from her vain and domineering side. The football scenes will be gripping even to non-sports fans because they've been so successfully grounded in Michael's emotional life. The all-around solid cast includes country music star Tim McGraw, pint-sized Jae Head (Hancock), and Kathy Bates as the tutor who guided Michael's academic success. Don't be surprised if you can't keep yourself from watching all the real-life photos of Michael, Leigh Anne, and the rest of the family that are featured in the credits; by the end of the movie, you will care about them all. --Bret Fetzer

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5.0 out of 5 stars A true story that will move you. Dec 12 2011
Original post, Amazon USA, Nov 2009.

I go to see movies all the time, while still in release.

In this time of year, we offer high-profile films like A Christmas Story, New Moon (same vampires) and the world comes at the end of 2012. So. It is easy for this film to get lost in the shuffle.

It was so easy to miss this film, and such failure to do so. That is one of the best films of the year, and one of the few I recommend whole heartedly.

Sandra Bullock gives you the best performance of her career, plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, tough, and mother, to see Big Mike, a young boy oversized never a role model, and never did well academic, because there was no reason to believe in themselves. It's the underdog, we like to root.

Tuohys to get a plush home, and we get sucked into the experience, perhaps, that this story would be a more appropriate description. But Mike has a hidden talent that others can identify as a sports coach and other teachers to begin to trust him, so who knows what will happen.

If you're like me, is a film about the importance of a mentor, and I believe in people, the more you believe in them as much as begin to believe in themselves. If you like this, I also Akeelah and the Bee, other five-star movie. In the first 14 days of The Blind Side has made over 108 million U.S. dollars at the box office, ensuring that it is one of the biggest hits of the year.

While the Academy is not usually rewarded prize-comedy, Sandra Bullock can get a nomination, so the writers for Best Adapted Screenplay, and can win a Golden Globe for her performance.

One point of interest in the film are Lily Collins, daughter of Phil Collins, who plays the daughter of Sandra Bullock.

Update, 29 Jannuary 2010.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 11 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good condition, fast delivery. June 27 2014
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thank you for asking me to write a review. I received this package on a rainy day after a hard day's work. and it was in great shape. I fell to my knees and thanked the Oh Lord. thank you for all your blessings, thank you for this grat movie, thank you for Sandra Bullock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very touching movie June 15 2014
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Great movie to show talents within each person, no matter what background. All it takes is someone to have faith in another and love and understanding. Great performances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie May 19 2014
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I love this movie! This is a fantastic family movie about a black boy (Big Mike) who is taken in by a rich wealthy family. Mom is played by Sandra Bullock and dad is actor Tim McGraw. The story is about how Big Mike learns what a real family is. It is also about the true Big Mike's start in Football and his challenges making it to the big leagues. I can recommend this movie to any family. There is a lot of good story here and our family enjoys watching it again every so often!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Story and truly excellent April 8 2014
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It is wonderful to watch a story that is true and that is so meaningful. This was one of the best movies ever made. The acting was excellent and I hated the story to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MUST SEE April 1 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie for all ages March 22 2014
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It's a great feel-good, true story showing how one person reaching out to another changes both their lives forever, and its trickle down affect in a family. It contains some good examples for our teens, showing how easy it is to go off the rails and the waste of their lives, and often their deaths, in the drug world. I found the acting excellent and Sandra Bullock deserved her Academy Award.
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