Rated PG-13 · 128 minutes · 2009

Biography, Drama
A remarkable story gets bags of sugar and saccharin dumped all over it in The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw. Numerous sports-film clichés show up in this one, and you can see every turn coming. That’s too bad, because it’s directed by John Lee Hancock, who did a fine job with The Alamo and The Rookie, a fine sports movie. The movie is based on the true story of Baltimore Ravens football player Michael Oher. Oher (played by Quinton Aaron) had a tough time growing up: His mom was addicted to crack; his dad was murdered; he bounced around from home to home and school to school. This is a man who, as a high school student, managed to get a 2.52 GPA, play various sports to the point of excellence, and get scholarship offers to some of the country’s finest schools. I’m thinking Oher must’ve had a spark of intelligence and some charisma to beat the odds—yet The Blind Side depicts him as a big oaf.

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Official Site: www.theblindsidemovie.com
Director: John Lee Hancock
Producer: Gil Netter, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Molly Smith, Erwin Stoff and Timothy M. Bourne
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer, Andy Stahl, Tom Nowicki, Libby Whittemore, Brian Hollan, Melody Weintraub, Sharon Morris, Omar Dorsey, Paul Amadi and Irone Singleton


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The Coast Halifax Blind Sided by the bourgeois The Blind Side is despairingly ignorant by Mark Palermo 11/19/2009
Memphis Flyer Partial Sight Sandra Bullock surprises in a would-be "Memphis" movie that isn't. by Greg Akers 11/19/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Blind Side, An Education, Planet 51, The Twilight Saga: New Moon 11/19/2009
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Portland Mercury Nature and Nuture You would be so much more successful if Sandra Bullock was your mom! by Marjorie Skinner 11/19/2009

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