The Blind Side: Movie Review - Reel Advice Movie Reviews

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Blind Side: Movie Review

The big question on our minds when we first heard about "The Blind Side" is if it was really necessary for it to be made in the first place. Everything about it is so common in the film world that it already borders the cliche`. First off, it is based from a novel of the same name. More or less, a majority of the films being produced are already based on novels and stories. Second, it was a sports documentary - like we need more of those. It seems that "The Blind Side" is a disaster waiting to happen based on its common traits but could it really be this bad or could it make our hearts flutter in delight? Please read on to find out.

"The Blind Side" is a reference to the remarkable true life story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) and how The Tuohys helped him. The film starts off with Michael being accepted to a Christian school due to the coach believing in his ability as an athlete. The school was hesitant though that Michael's IQ and grades are too low to begin with but still, with enough persuasion, they still gamble and accept him. At first, Michael has a hard time fitting in to an all-white school and he cannot play sports due to his poor grades. One day, the Tuohys chance upon a walking Michael in the rain. When Leigh Ann Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) discovers that Michael has no house to go to, she offers him to stay with them for the night. Soon, without a home and a family to go to, Michael stays with the Tuohys and in time, they consider him as part of the family. Can Michael make a life for himself?

"The Blind Side" shocked us on how good it was. No, this is not your typical sports film and yes, this is probably one of the best ever. The life story of Michael Oher is so touching that at times, we just could not stop the tears from falling. There were also moments that it will make you laugh as well, especially with the quirky and hyper active S.J. (the son of the Tuohys). The film was also well-paced - it was around two and a half hours long but it did not feel that way. We never found ourself yawning even once. As for the acting, it was superb especially Sandra Bullock. Good for her for trying to get out of romcom films. We believe drama is the best medium for her at this moment and it shows in this film. What we like best about the movie is the inspiration it brings to viewers, it ispires you to help others reach their dreams as well. You can change a a person's life completely with just helping in your own little way, most especially if you have the chance to. Forget what we said in our introduction as we were completely wrong. "The Blind Side" is not cliche`, this heartwarming story deserves your time and money. Bring your family and friends with you and go watch now!

Rating: 5 reels





Why you should watch it:
- a touching story that will make the tears fall in no time
- even with all the drama, it still had time for some light-hearted fun
- the acting was superb all the way especially Sandra Bullock

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- honestly, we cannot find anything wrong with this film and finding one would be forcing the issue already


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7 comments:

  1. I also went into this movie very skeptical but was pleasantly surprised. Great review and I love the why you should/shouldn't watch!

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  2. Hi John,

    Thanks for the praise. Honestly, they should make more movies like this.

    We hope to hear from you again.

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  3. Hi,

    I'm trying to reconcile your review with the zero stars you gave it. Am I missing something?

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  4. Hi Anonymous,

    We actually gave the movie 5 reels. The image of our reels may not have loaded properly on your browser.

    Thanks for informing us!

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  5. Great site! I found you on 600 Movie Blogs You Might Have Missed, so if you didn't know you're on that ... you are.

    I too was rather surprised at how not-terrible "Blind Side" was. There was a delightful lack of schmaltz and stock scenes (the let's-bond-with-our-kidlets montage), and Sandra Bullock was refreshingly unsentimental. (Note: I do NOT think she deserves an Oscar for that.) And if I've said it once, I'll say it again: I will watch anything Kathy Bates deigns to be in.

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  6. Hi M. Carter,

    We actually didn't know we got featured! Thanks for letting us know! It's an honor for us to be featured in a huge publication. It was beyond our dreams!

    Moving on to the film, we have to agree that Sandra Bullock did not deserve to get an award but heck, was she at her dramatic best. And about Kathy Bates, she is on the upcoming film, Valentine's Day! You have to watch it then even though she has a very small role!

    Thanks for the very intellectual comment and we really hope to hear from you soon! :D

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  7. Great Review..Thanks for this man..Great movie by the way

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