Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Movie Review

Very seldom do I post a movie review by itself; however, after seeing "Blind Side" I just had to put this on the site. After going from one bad movie after another this holiday season it was about time for a good one to come along. Well, this movie is beyond good and gets a big five ***** stars from me. Now I know you will say, but you are an ex-football guy so you will give it a high rating no matter what. Of course I disagree with that since I try to call a spade a spade and let the chips fall where they may. No doubt this is a great movie, just so happens it is about a football player, but goes way beyond that. The film expresses the true story of Michael Oher(played by Quinton Aaron), a homeless African-American youngster taken in by the Touhys of Memphis, Tennessee(Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw), a well-to-do white couple who helps him reach his potential(they also give him his first real bed to sleep in and adopt him). The teen discovers new challenges to overcome, as well. With the help of his adopted family and coaches, he grows to be an All-American offensive lineman at the University of Mississippi. He is drafted out of college by the Baltimore Ravens and as of this past week earned the starting job as an offensive lineman. The story is great and Bullock does an excellent job as his agressive, sometimes pushy step mother and McGraw plays the easy going husband and father to this new blended family. A must see!!



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