The View from the Blind Side: A Movie Review

In life, we take many things for granted, especially if we live a comfortable one. Just like in a game of football, we set our sights to a goal, maneuver through obstacles in front of us, but at times, we get run over by something on our blind side. Okay, okay…I won’t pretend I get football, but the movie The Blind Side gave me an appreciation for the game that is widely popular in America.

The Blind Side

Based on the true to life story of Michale Oher, a disadvantaged young African American boy from the bad side of town, who was able to overcome tremendous odds because of a family who welcomed him into their home despite his race and background.  Through the love and support of Leigh Anne Touhy and her family who adopted Michael, he was able to break through the cycle of poverty, violence and the gang life, which may have been his destiny should fate not have stepped in. Through the family’s love and support, Michael went on to receive a football scholarship to a prestigious university and in the end, became an NHL pick for the Baltimore Ravens.

The Blind Side is a heartwarming and inspirational story that made me appreciate what I have in my life. It also taught me new lessons in life and in being an educator.

The film garnered rave reviews and it’s lead actress, Sandra Bullock gained the Golden Globe Best Actress nod. She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award, People’s Choice Award for her role as Leigh Anne Touhy and tied with Meryl Streep for the Critic’s Choice Award.

The Blind Side stars Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Kathy Baker, Lily Collins, Jae Head and Ray McKinnon. Directed by John Lee Hancock and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The Blind Side will be shown locally in theaters in the Philippines starting January 27, 2009. Special thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures for the invitation to the special Press Screening.

  • #1
    Posted by trina on January 24th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    trina likes this [thumbs up sign] 🙂

    wow, new look!

  • #2
    Posted by Lourdes Espanol on May 16th, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I love Sandra Bullock in this movie.

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