The Blind Side was released in Canada on November 20, 2009. The names that you will recognize in the cast of this movie are Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw.
The Blind Side is the story of one Michael Oher, vulnerable and homeless when we meet him. He has never known his father, and his mother is an addict with multiple children in the care of the state. For just over two hours the film follows Michael's development into a first-round NFL draft pick because of his relationship with Leigh Anne Tuohy, an affluent and determined young woman who makes Michael her own. God help the empty soul who cannot find a tear for this one. Even if it were not based on a true story, this film would be emotional.
This movie was not initially pegged to be obvious Oscar material, but it has caused a little more stir of late. The Globes rewarded Bullock's performance with a nomination. Now maybe I'm getting a little soft, but I am kind of rooting for this one. Sandra Bullock has been eternally joined with the romantic comedy, and the word Oscar has previously been completely irrelevant to her. But this was the delivery of a lifetime. McGraw was not Oscar material, but he is definitely more than a good voice. Under that cowboy hat is one hot package, and he held his own in a supporting role. Our introduction to Quinton Aaron is very positive, and a nomination for Best Actor would not be misplaced. Acting categories already considered, this may be a candidate for Best Adapted Screenplay... and I may as well say it... with 10 films in the Best Picture category this year, I'm hoping The Blind Side gets a nod.
The Blind Side is the total package. Enjoy.