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No longer blind about ‘Blind Side’

March 30, 2010 - Pam Rodgers

I was very disappointed when I didn’t get to see The Blind Side in theaters. There just never seemed to be a good time to go to it. Now, I have watched it on DVD, and It definitely lived up to the hype. I love Sandra Bullock. There isn’t a more deserving actress of the Academy Award than Bullock for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy. She absolutely made the movie.
The story flowed, was intriguing, had a happy ending and best of all, it’s based on the truth. It is a great story about someone who was born into a bad situation, but was pulled out of it because of the true potential within. It’s hard to believe that Michael Oher was strong enough to not give into the temptations and end up like many of the people around him. But it is satisfying to know he did and that it is true.
It is also was great to see that there are people willing to help those in need without worrying about what they get out of it. It’s inspiring to know that people do want to help other people, no matter what others may think.
The movie made the transition look seamless with the Tuohys and Michael going from stranger to family. While the real life version may not have been as smooth, the result is still the same.
I really liked this movie. It was really well done. I am so glad I finally got a chance to see it. A really nice touch at the end was showing photos of the actual Tuohy family. It was great to see the actual images of the people I had just see embodied in the two-hour movie.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, it is worth it. Even if you aren’t blown away by it, you still need to give it a chance.


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