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The Bkind Side

by A customer on 10/29/2010

No wonder Sandra Bullock got an Oscar for her performance. She was outstanding. I think Quinton Aaron did a fantastic job of acting also.

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Wonderful movie. One of Bulluck's best!

by RuudDog on 12/2/2010

Loved this movie. it is a must own. and at the price I got it, is a no brainer. Thanks buy.com

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Product Overview

The story of michael oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an all american football player and first round nfl draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

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Studio Warner
SKU 213888036
UPC 883929086696
UPC 14 00883929086696
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Rating Rating
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Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Oscar (2010) Sandra Bullock, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role,The Blind Side, Nominee, Best Motion Picture of the Year,Sandra Bullock, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2010) Sandra Bullock, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
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Review The marketing campaign for The Blind Side plays up the inspirational aspects of the story - that it's based on the real-life rags-to-riches tale of football player Michael Oher and the woman whose fierce love and determination to help him allowed him to see the Promised Land. There's no doubt this is a crowd-pleaser, as occasional bursts of applause attested during the screening I attended. The film skillfully plays on an audience's emotions, but that's what this sort of movie does, and director John Lee Hancock shows a sure hand when it comes to careful manipulation. He rarely goes too far and he knows enough to leaven the heavy emotional aspects with bursts of comedy and the occasional telling point about what causes us to value individuals in this society...The trailer makes The Blind Side out to be more mawkish than it is. Although there is some softening of the edges and amplification of the positives, the film doesn't take it to extremes or play the audience for fools. The script is generally pretty smart - it begins with a fabulous voiceover detailing how Joe Theismann's 1985 injury resulted in Michael having a shot at eventual stardom - and the characters are nicely developed. It's easy for an inspirational movie to try too hard to get viewers to cheer. This one achieves the goal by allowing the good feelings to emerge organically rather than by artificial means. In a head-to-head comparison, one would be hard-pressed not to declare that Precious is the better film - it makes fewer compromises and doesn't shy from showing the true ugliness only hinted at in this movie, but The Blind Side is more accessible. It's easier to digest. In the end, both films tell stories of triumph over adversity - a category of drama that uplifts while offering a dollop of social commentary.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review After swinging for the fences and scoring a sleeper success with The Rookie (2002), writer-director John Lee Hancock takes the field with The Blind Side, another uplifting and entertaining feel-good, fact-based sports drama. The combo of top-billed Sandra Bullock's marquee allure and a true-life story with well-nigh irresistible emotional appeal probably would be enough to fill megaplex stadiums at any time of the year. But this Nov. 20 Warners release is particularly well positioned to be a four-quadrant hit as the consensus choice of family auds during the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays...Based on material in "Moneyball" author Michael Lewis' "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game," the attractively packaged pic occasionally runs the risk of straining credibility -- or, worse, inviting skepticism -- while dramatizing the particulars of what was, evidently, a best-case scenario for all parties involved. Indeed, there's not even the threat of an insurmountable obstacle until the final half-hour...But then again, it's difficult to imagine anything that could long impede or contain the force of nature that is Leigh Anne Tuohy, the feisty Memphis belle played by Bullock with equal measures of acerbic sass, steel-willed brass and unabashed sentiment. Bullock is thoroughly convincing in the role -- right down to her credible accent and the blonding of her normally brown tresses -- and she's not afraid to occasionally keep auds guessing as to whether Leigh Ann's actions are driven by a heart of gold or a whim of iron...Country music superstar McGraw again evidences quietly impressive thesping ability, while Collins and Head ably complete the family unit. Adriane Lenox makes every moment count in her brief but layered cameo as Michael's crack-addicted mom, and actor-filmmaker Ray McKinnon demonstrates fine comic chops as a character who couldn't be more unlike the white-trash interloper he so memorably essays in "That Evening Sun."
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Reviewer Joe Leydon
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Elias Savada, Film Threat This may be Bullock's best performance. Ever
Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun Without restraint or subtlety, but with a lot of heart and energy, this movie tells a real-life tall tale.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Wisely, Hancock has given the film as much humor as heart.

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