The Blind Side: DVD Review
The Blind Side
Warner Home Video
film that netted Sandra Bullock an Oscar on the same weekend as she scored a
Razzie finally hits DVD.
Based on a 2006 book, The
Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron), a towering gentle giant
who's from the wrong side of Memphis. Homeless, apparent family-less and with no
prospects at all, Michael's life is changed when his path one day accidentally
crosses with Sandra Bullock's brassy, Southern sassy Leigh Anne Tuohy.
The Tuohys are from the right side of town; Leigh
Anne's husband owns a heap of Taco Bells and with their Christian way of life
and ethics, they never want for anything.
the true spirit of altruism, the Tuohys take in Michael and begin to offer him
some hope - and some of that hope gives him the belief he needs to play American
I know exactly what The Blind Side is
aiming for - it has aspirations to be inspirational and is clearly pitching
purely and simply at uplifting.
personally it didn't strike the chord with me.
Sandra Bullock is good as Leigh Anne but I couldn't shake the feeling
having seen other Oscar nominated performances that she didn't quite deserve to
walk off with the statuette - she does ballsy and headstrong with a heart well
but is it Oscar winning? Well that's for debate I guess.
Extras: A very light Additional Scenes