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The Blind Side (2009)
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:49:58 am »

We have all seen this kind of movie done countless times before where a family takes in another person who is down on his luck, comes from a broken family, doesn't have much of a future but not only turns his life around but changes the lives of the family in a positive way. There is a forumla here for sure. But what elevates this one is the amazing cast of Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Katy Bates and Jae Head. As great as Sandra was in this movie as Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother that takes in Michael Oher and gives him a new life, it was Quinton as Oher that really made the entire movie work for me. He brought a sadness and quiet calm to a role that could have easily been a bit showy.

With that out of the way, Sandra knocked this one out of the park. She absolutely deserved the Oscar for Best Actress here. Also of note was the kid SJ played by Jae Head. For the entire movie I was wracking my brain trying to place his face and where I had seen him before. It wasn't till after the movie was over did it dawn on me that it was the kid that played Bo and is befriend by Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights.

I highly recommend this to everyone and it's easily a Buy for me. You don't really have to be a fan of Football to enjoy this because it's more about family and acceptance more than anything else.
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 08:14:10 am »
Loved this movie. I'll watch it every times it's on.

Sandra Bullock Mmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 08:15:21 am »
Loved this movie. I'll watch it every times it's on.

Sandra Bullock Mmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 09:08:38 pm »
Leigh Ann Touhy and Michael Oher Celebrate Super Bowl Victory

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gfmWkjarxs

Awesome!
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 03:35:44 pm »
Dayum... that is too cool.
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:17:49 pm »
I had very little interest in seeing this, then all the hype started and I have NO interest in watching it at all.  I'd have to be dragged to it.  I don't know why.  Once the talk hits a certain point, I just feel revulsion.  Same thing's kept me from seeing "The Departed."

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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 04:31:28 pm »
Why wouldn't you want to see this? It's a fantastic movie and one of the most common things I've heard about this one in particular is that those that don't typically like 'Sports' Movies, love this one. Some of my friends fall into this category and they couldn't stop raving about the movie. Seriously, go check it out. If Mac can get something out of this, that's saying a lot. He hates Sports movies.

PS...

Sandra gets naked a lot in this one. She's naked for pretty much the entire movie.
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 04:41:09 pm »
I would prefer it if she got naked a lot in Demolition Man or something opposed to this flick.

This movie, honestly... I don't remember liking any of the trailers or anything, it just felt like a promise to be manipulated, which didn't appeal to me.

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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 04:48:18 pm »
I need Mac in this thread to convince you! Knowing his dislike for most sports movies, I was actually stunned that he actually liked this one. So, there's something to be said about that. FYI, if you go rent this movie right now, I will see what I can do about getting Sandra to swing on by your place sometime this week as a 'thank you'. Whether she's naked or not, that's entirely up to you.
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 05:06:46 pm »
I have nothing against sports movies.

And I saw pics from "The Proposal." Sandra's not the incentive you think she is.

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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 08:14:11 pm »
I get your revulsion. It happens on occasion with me. I guess it might be partial rebellion on going against the crowd. The Twilight movies come to mind. Titanic too. Both really huge but I just did not want anything to do with them, despite if they were good or not. The Twilight movies are exactly as I thought, so no wrong there in my mind. Titanic was a nice surprise.

Chip is right... I could care less about sports genre flicks. I liked Blind Side for many reasons. While football is a major component, it's the characters that draw a very entertaining flick. And when I found out it was based on a true story that they show briefly in the end credits, it just added a nice smile to the whole film.

Maybe the revulsion will fade over time.

I would suggest at the least give it a go. I think maybe the only disappointment you might get watching it, that its two sweet. And there is not as much nudity as Chip suggests... Like none. He's fantasizing again.

Sandra Bullocks character will balance out the sweetness. She has heart, but she's got balls too.
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Re: The Blind Side (2009)
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 08:24:17 pm »
He's fantasizing again.

Damn youze! Damn youuuuze to hell!!!!
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