Monday, February 15, 2010

The Blind Side (2009)

Director: John Lee Hancock. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. 128 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Sports.

Nominated for a Best Picture Oscar? Hmmm. Of course, it's high quality Hollywood at its best; one of those feel good movies that almost never props a question, never takes a risk, and plays it safe for the mainstream viewer, with several "Awwwwwwww" moments in between. Look at it as a light version of Precious, with the usual (rather offensive) "white saving the black" message at the end. Bullock is obviously in control here, but if she wins an Oscar, it's more due to a lack of competition, rather than offering any memorable movie moments.

Mo says:


  1. I liked this ultra positive movie because of those reasons exactly you mentioned …"Never props a question, never takes a risk, plays it safe for the main stream viewer,..."

    The movies doesn’t confuse you, doesn’t make you involved in a complicated plot, some turn & twists , constant suspend,it doesn’t make you shock by unpredictable events or not even waiting for these scenes, …it goes calm & tender to the end like running a boat on a quite sea ..and I seriously think watching some movies like this full of positivism & optimism is really necessary for breathing among large number of sad & violent movies these days and help us to imagine : “ good people , good thoughts and good manner still are alive .

  2. I agree; the movie is well made. But I would like to see a filmmaker to take at least "some" risk. I mean .... do you remember the football training scene (with the younger brother)? Can you imagine anything more cliche? Can't we expect at least some creativity?