Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Blind Side

The Blind Side ~ This is easily one of Sandra Bullock's best performances and obviously, with an Oscar for her trouble, one of her most acknowledged. And that last part is a shame because Sandra is always excellent. Exept of course for Miss Congeniality 2 and picking Jesse James, but I can forgive her for those mistakes.

I'll say up front that I didn't care for her Southern accent in The Blind Side, but the rest of it makes up for it. It's an Oscar film, and it got Sandra her first (and it shouldn't be her last), so I can overlook the overworked accent. The accent would have fit Julia Roberts well, so thank God she turned this part down. It's really nice of Julia to turn down all the good roles the last year or so. I wonder when she'll be firing her agent?

The story, that of a young athlete from the wrong side of the tracks taken in by an upper class family and eventually makes it to the NFL, is a true one, an uplifting and positive one. And if it seems clich├ęd, it can't be helped - it's based on a true story.

The cast is top notch, not just Sandra, but Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates are all in excellent form. The Blind Side is must see.

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