Monday, November 30, 2009

Go See "The Blind Side"

Last night, Michael Oher, rookie offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, played on "the big stage" in front of a national television audience, as his team defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. Simultaneously, in cineplexes across the country, the story of how he got to be an NFL player was being projected onto the big screens for enthusiastic audiences.

This is a moving and, ultimately, inspiring film. It is not without its flaws and excesses, but I loved the story. The film represents perhaps the best work that Sandra Bullock has ever done as an actress. I agree with the sentiments expressed in Boston Globe review written by Wesley Morris.

Boston Globe review

You will enjoy this film. It is a great way to give into a pre-Christmas "spirit of giving" mood.



1 comment:

Matt Bader said...

I will have to check this one out. I have also been wanting to see The Men Who Stare At Goats because as crazy as the story is, it is based on real tests from the late 60's where the US Gov't had soldiers experiment with LSD to try and create enlightened mental warriors! Crazy stuff. Anyways I have only heard good things about the Blind Side and I love the kinds of inspiring stories like these that take place in sports.