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Movie Review: The Blind Side

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Stefan has been kindly letting me for the past two months, catch up on all the movies I've wanted to see throughout the last year. The Blind Side won Sandra Bullock an Academy Award, along with the film winning a few other prestigious prizes. It was one I had wanted to see because I love true stories.
Normally I would roll my eyes at anything starring Tim McGraw (I really dislike the country musician turned actor thing that seems to be happening a lot these days), but I do like Sandra Bullock, and I'd heard a lot of other people thought it was good.

The story is about a boy who is homeless, but able to go to an expensive Southern prep school so that he can play for the football team. Sandra Bullock's character invites him into their home, first for the night, then to be a permanent part of their family, as they have come to love and respect him as their own child. This movie is so touching and although some cheesy dialogue aside, is a very well-balanced movie in a lot of ways.

This movie was a great family movie (suitable for ages 12+, in my opinion) and could start some really good conversation between not only adults but children as well; about poverty, inner-city issues, neglect, and anger and hurt. This may be a movie I'd like to keep on my shelf just so that I can watch it with my kids so that when they become old enough to understand, they can sift their feelings about these issues into the bigger picture of intentionality, love, and purposefulness or action. A well-rounded movie, that is even more touching knowing these people were real, I give it a 4 out of 5 stars. Go see this movie (and get a box of tissues, too)!

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Beck said…
We watched this on vacation over Memorial Day weekend! I loved it too! Such a great family friendly movie with a good message :-)

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