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The Blind Side

The Blind Side

I don’t really know why this movie looked interesting to me. I already knew how it would end. I hate fake southern accents. And it is filled with coaches I didn’t like from teams I hate. Well, it looks like it was a good move to see this movie.

The Blind Side tells the story of Michael Oher, who was a homeless African American kid that was taken in by a well off white family.  Due to Oher’s large size, he was a perfect fit for football and the rest of the movie sells itself.

Now let me start by saying that I could have done without the first few minutes of the movie even though I didn’t see it because my eyes were closed.  I just didn’t need to see the Theismann leg break.  Sure I was told they didn’t show it, but I didn’t want to make the mistake because it is just scary to watch.

Also, it is sad to see great coaches perform so badly in acting.  I mean, how hard can it be to portray yourself?  You are acting as yourself and you fail?  That is just epic failure.

Other than those negatives, the movie was funny, heartfelt, and provided me a great message that I need to start timing all homeless people to see their 40 yard time.  If you have nothing else to see, check it out.  Oh yeah, I knew I was in California watching this movie when no one understood the Bear Bryant joke.

[Rating: 3/5]

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The Amateur Critics Guild Says:
March 5th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

[…] reviewed this movie previously, but it was a part of Saturday’s movie marathon so another fresh take never hurts.This movie […]

The Amateur Critics Guild Says:
November 7th, 2010 at 3:40 pm

[…] But with I Love You, Man, it doesn’t end there with talent. Jason Segel, as the new friend for the one with no friends, plays a perfect compliment to Rudd’s character. Sure he can be a little childish, but most men usually are when they are alone around their guy friends. Let’s throw in a Jon Favreau, Andy Samberg, J. K. Simmons, and Jaime Pressly just to name a few. Wait, am I forgetting anyone? Oh yeah. Lou Ferrigno, a.k.a. The Hulk. He’s not truly that talented outside of the muscles but he plays the best version of himself for the silver screen and that’s not always easy to do. Just ask any of the coaches from The Blind Side. […]

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