Monday, March 1, 2010

Review: The Blind Side

The Blind Side
Dir. John Lee Hancock
Year: 2009
Aus Rating: PG
Running Time: 128mins

It’s not too often that a Sandra Bullock movie causes such debate amongst film-lovers. I am a fan of Ms Bullock and think her performances in fare such as Speed and While You Were Sleeping proved far better than the genres of action blockbuster and rom-com usually warrant. Four years ago she gave a stirring performance in racial-themed Oscar-winner Crash, and now she’s back in the wheelhouse, receiving an Oscar nomination herself for her role as a woman who adopts a homeless African-American teenager.

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As I say in the comments, this was a tricky movie to review. As a movie it's not that great - nor is it particularly bad, either, it's just there - but it is not a movie that was made for hardened film lovers. It is a movie made for mass audiences that isn't asking for much more than to have a big grin on their face as they leave the cinema without feeling as if they need to understand that the wheel has been revolutionised, and in that regard I think it succeeds.

Personally, I am quite proud of my line about how The Blind Side is like Slumdog Millionaire, but with polite suburbanites who own beige sweater sets from Target. What are you thoughts? click over and let us know.

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