(Chirstmas movie) The Blind Side
- From: "n.t." <cool_dad@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:49:09 -0800 (PST)
DDi.nh ddi xem phinh na`y. Nhu+ng lo+~ ddo.c ca'i review na`y ru`i
thi`... co`n ca'i gi` dda^u nu+~a ma` coi ? :-)
Tui ddang cho+` phinh mo+'i "AVATAR" cu?a James Cameron. Khoa?ng 3
tua^`n nu+~a se~ ra lo` :-)
Nghe no'i la~o spent record-high $230 M dde^? la`m phinh, my
expectation is running high already... better not be a
‘The Blind Side’ full of positive messages
By Justin Schuver (Contact) | Andalusia Star-News
Published Friday, November 27, 2009
I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I have always been fond of those
that combine sports with the big screen. I count Rudy, Miracle and
Hoosiers as among my favorite films of all time, and now I have a new
one to add to that list — The Blind Side.
Last weekend, while visiting with family in Missouri, I decided to see
the film with my parents. Based on a true story and a book of the same
name, The Blind Side tells the story of Baltimore Ravens offensive
lineman Michael Oher, a black man who had a difficult childhood until
he met the white Tuohy family of Memphis, who first showed Christian
charity to the young man before ultimately deciding to adopt him into
their own family.
Oher’s single mother, Denise, was addicted to crack, and Oher never
had a stable living environment until he moved in with the Tuohy
family. The movie follows Oher’s story, as he evolves from a quiet,
unassuming (but quite large) teenager into college football’s top
The most impressive thing about The Blind Side is that the football
scenes are really only secondary to the rest of the film. I found
myself far more engrossed in watching scenes such as when the feisty
Leigh Anne Tuohy takes Michael shopping in a dangerous part of
Memphis, but he comforts her by saying, “I’ve got your back.”
It is a movie with a Christian message, which is something that is few
and far between in Hollywood these days. Leigh Anne Tuohy and her
family are living examples of Jesus’ commandments to help others. But
Oher also offers a wonderful message, that we cannot simply discount
someone because of his economic class or a perceived “lack of
intelligence.” In the movie, teachers believe Oher is stupid, but they
later find out that he does much better at oral examinations than
written tests. A literature teacher who believes Oher will never make
the grades to play Division I football is astonished to read the young
man’s essay about “The Charge of the Light Brigade.” It is a scene
reminiscent of when the Grinch’s heart “grew three times larger” at
the end of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.
Even Oher’s mother, who one would assume to be unlikable, is presented
as someone who genuinely cares but has allowed drugs to take over her
life. It is hard to not be touched when Leigh Anne asks if Denise
wants to see Michael again and his mother replies, “No, he can’t see
me like this,” because she is ashamed to let her now-successful son
There are two things that I look for in a movie if I decide to see it.
First, will I be entertained? And second, will it make me think?
I’m happy to say The Blind Side does both.
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