I saw The Blind Side today and I thought it was great. Here’s a review of the movie from Big Hollywood.
And theologian Ben Witherington also has a review.
You can count on the fingers of one hand the number of memorable football movies there are out there in which there is actually some decent acting and a good plot. When you add the requirement of it being a true story, there are even less to choose from (e.g. ‘Radio’). It was then with considerable skepticism that I went to see ‘The Blind Side’, taking with me my best Missouri attitude (i.e.– ‘show me!’). Part of the skepticism was because this movie starred Sandra Bullock, not noted for her Oscar winning performances in the past. Let me just say— I didn’t see this coming, was blindsided by this movie. It is not only a thoroughly enjoyable movie based on a true story, Sandra Bullock actually deserves to be nominated in the best actress category for this film. Who knew she had it in her? Not me at least.