Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Blind Side (2009) (2nd time)

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. [imdb]

Nominated for 2 Oscars:

Best Picture
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock (WINNER)

If claiming hundreds of millions of dollars can bring a Best Picture nomination, how come Star Trek didn’t make it?! The fact that a movie like The Blind Side made it into Top 10 shows the weak spots of this outrageous 10 decision. I don’t hate it as much as others do; I just consider it very inappropriate for this type of film to be in the same breath as Best Picture.

Unlike other Oscar movies I disliked because they were smart, but selfish and inaccessible, The Blind Side doesn’t bother. For a TV movie, it’s a good one; it has all the elements, even the cheesy music and the forced screenplay solutions! Just looking at those stupid teachers from the beginning of the film, with their fake dialogue and the scene where the good teacher finds that (pathetic) letter in the recycle bin (really?! The recycle bin?!)… And so on.

And then there’s Sandra to clean up this Christian movie mess. And you know what: she kinda does it, but not quite! I’ll write more on her performance on the other blog, but you can’t match that charisma. And she’ll probably win, considering the general support for the film…

My rating for the film: 5/10. Being very generous for Sandra’s sake! But shame on you, Oscar voters! 500 Days of Summer, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Messenger, Where the Wild Things Are and many many others were just around the corner…


  1. awful movie...but impressive takes from Bullock.....I think we all need to acknowledge that. Fine, you can argue the merits of her Oscar nomination but at least give this girl some credit. She worked hard for this, and the results were not "awful"----maybe not "spectacular' but certainly not awful..

    Awful to me (in term actresses) is Megan Fox in anything. Or if you want to go lower, Paris Hilton flicks....

  2. The movie is nominated for Oscar, I think it should be a great according to me..

  3. Watching it, I felt that Sandra was supporting Big Mike. So, I had thoughts on where would I place Bullock - supporting or leading. But she was quite fabulous here.

    But she works more comfortably in The Proposal. But she's also good here. But the win is too much. Especially if you leave Melanie Laurent out of the nominations for lead.

  4. I saw this film! Sandra Bullock is really awesome on this film. I like this movie of her just like 'The Net' too