Saturday, December 5, 2009
The movie pretty much held true to the book with a few things switched around to make for a better film. It got a little dusty in the theater for me, and I drew some tears for the first time in awhile. Which is strange because I had already read the book and knew what was going to happen. I guess I'm a sucker for a heartwarming story. Sandra Bullock is getting all of the acclaim, but I thought Quinton Aaron who played Oher did a magnificent job and deserves some recognition for his work. The Blind Side was a nice little movie, and it makes you appreciate that people do have hearts of gold. Was it the best movie I've seen this year? Not even close, although my wife would probably beg to differ. I'm now more invested in Michael Oher's career and want to see if he will become one of the greatest offensive tackles of all time. I recommend The Blind Side for those who have goodness in their hearts, and those that like football movies.
Final Grade: A-