Movie Review

The Blind Side (2009)

I heard about this movie “The Blind Side” for which Sandra Bullock won Oscar award as the best actress of the year. Watched this movie today.

The movie is based on the true story of a homeless teenage African-American, Michael “Big Mike” Oher who shows extraordinary talent as a football player (offensive lineman). A well-to-do white family where Leigh Anne (played by Sandra Bullock) as the mother of two children helps Michael, bring him to their home and do all she can to fulfill his potential. Sandra Bullock does a superb performance and make it appear so easy. I liked the scene where she goes down to the practise ground and drags one by one few players to Michael, that was brilliant.

In the the first scene where Leigh Anne meets Michael walking on the road, shivering in the freezing cold, she immediately offers him a place to spend the night.  Though at first this scene appears hard to believe, as you watch the movie and understand the character better, it turns out okay. Over all a must watch movie.

Seeing “The Blind Side” reminded me of two earlier movies I have seen. One was Bollywood’s “Shah Rukh Khan” staring  “Chak De! India” and another “Erin Brockovich” acted brilliantly by “Julia Roberts

The Blind Side