Reaction to The Blind Side
March 8, 2010 11:53am CST
Last night I went to the movies with my wife, daughter and Grand daughter. We saw the movie "The Blind Side". It was an excellent movie that we could all learn from. By helping someone you end up helping yourself. If you are looking for a good family movie that will hold your attention and not expose the children to bad language or nudity this is a good movie. I can see why this movie did not receive best picture - this movie shows America at its best. It has Christian values and w what a solid family system can achieve.
9 Mar 10
Yes, the story of the movie is very good.. i just watched this movie last week as well with my loved one.. It was a good movie.. a "feel good" movie.. a movie that shows both rich and the less fortunate side. This movie just tells us how less fortunate people can even achieve more than people who already have wealth provided to them but they just cant because they don't have the resources.. but once they have the right resources they can only go so far! ;p
• United States
9 Mar 10
Early in my career in education it was common for teachers to take an interest in individual students and help them become successful. Today some lawyer would be all over this family and trying to get money out of them. Just think what the world would be like if everyone helped just one other person to improve his/her life. That should be our goal to help at least one person.
16 Mar 10
I saw this movie with my family 3 days ago...we bought a DVD and we watched it at home. It was a great movie...truly inspiring...it makes me think that helping other less fortunate people are a true blessing and should not be taken forgranted. I love the virtues it has shown and how a very rich family was changed by such a simple homeless boy. I love when the poor boy grew up and became a famous football player...it made me think that if you have an ambition for yourself and you believe you can do it then most probably is you can achieve it. THere is no limit as to what you can do if you believe in it. With regards to the family...i love how they showed the closeness of their family. It is a true blessing for them to know how to function as a true catholic family with true values to keep. Adopting the poor boy changed their lives and it is in a nice way. THe poor boy's life changed as well for the better. THere is a mutualism going on them and love of the family always comes first.
• United States
11 Mar 10
I haven't seen "The Blind Side" but I've heard how good it is and I intend to see it. I was very glad to see Sandra Bullock win for Best Actress. I think she's long been underrated. I agree that it's hard to find good family films that are entertaining for all ages and not full of "adult content". I'm afraid I don't see your connection as to why it didn't receive the Best Picture award. The Oscars aren't about how America is shown or about "Christian values", they're about what the Academy sees as the best achievement in the various categories. I was glad to see more nominees for Best Picture this year because that gave more movies from different genres a chance to be recognized. I think the reason why there doesn't seem to be many "family" movies that win Oscars, especially the big prize, is that it's difficult to make a movie that is suitable for all ages and entertaining for all ages. "The Blind Side" was based on a true story which goes to show that truth can sometimes be more entertaining than fiction. Annie