Becky and I took the kids to see the new Sandra Bullock movie The Blind Side last week at the AMC theaters in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Yahoo website at The Blind Side describes the movie as follows:
“Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, is taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle…”
The Blind Side is one of the best movies of the year, so it’s no wonder that the “Critics” are giving it a C+. The Critics loved that stupid movie Fantastic Mr. Fox, but something with actual substance, a great story, that is true no less, and that doesn’t have a bunch of political overtones with a token gay actor is something they don’t like. Needless to say, most of the Movie Critics are politically motivated idiots and this movie is great!
In fact, we didn’t find one person who saw this movie so far who didn’t absolutely love it. Everyone coming out of the film really enjoyed it and there are plenty of messages in this movie about giving to others, overcoming stereotypes and prejudice, being real and not giving into the common temptations of the world. The film is based on a true story of a family and it’s really quite amazing with a fantastic ending.
I’m not going to go into detail about the film here, but I’m just going to tell you to make sure you see it and you’ll be glad that you did. It’s rated PG-13 by the way and most of the issues went over our kid’s heads. Bianca didn’t like it that much since it was a bit above her 8 year old mentality, so you might want to stick with kids that are a little older or they will be bored. Corban really liked it though.
The Blind Side is definitely getting a Don’t Miss It from us.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky- **** Don’t Miss It
Conroy- **** Don’t Miss It
Corban – **** Don’t Miss It
Bianca- ** Rental
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