Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Blind Side (Warner Bros. 2009)

Rent it this weekend! You won't regret it!

Based on a true story...

It's hard to figure Hollywood out isn't it?

They want to preach their liberal ideas, but when they want to make money or (clearing my throat) get Academy Awards...they produce a film like The Blind Side.

Sandra Bullock plays the role of a very right wing, gun totin', NRA supportin' Christian lady who really doesn't take a lot crap from anyone...even her husband played by Tim McGraw. McGraw plays a man that has made his fortune in owning several fast food restaurants.

So libs would think this couple would be the last family on "Erf" that would let an enormous homeless black teenager in their house right?


But they did!

Now I could tell by watching the movie the writers wanted to add at least some jabs to the GOP in the film. A little bust on Bush there and Kathy Bates playing the liberal Democrat tutor for the kid here. However, the viewer can not escape it. The values from this loving family overwhelm the giant teenager and bring him into a new family and a new life!

What I love about this film the most is seeing this well to do family opening their heart up to this kid. It's like someone told me once...

When you help someone out because you want to, you're being selfish in a way. You're really helping YOU out!

Here is the summary from IMDb...

"The Blind Side" depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, 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.

Here is the trailer...


Anonymous said...

Didn't see it in the theater. Will probably add it to the queue.

Yes, Hollywood is all about the bucks. I have felt a slight change in tone over the past year or so. It seems to coincide with the low approval ratings for Congress and the Pres.

Brooke said...

Another one I'll have to rent!

nanc said...

We bought it and watched it last night - good, but it did have a few stolen lines from other movies - was very surprised at Tim McGraw's acting abilities.