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[Movie]The Blindside

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by justtxyank, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Anyone else seen this yet? I didn't really know what it was about going in, but my wife wanted to see it pretty badly. We checked it out last night.

    Great movie.

    It's the story of Michael Oher, a tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. I was genuinely impressed with the story and the film.
     
  2. CharlieMurphy

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    I saw this Saturday night and thought it was a really good film.

    This is what I posted in the "Rate the Last Movie You Saw Thread":

     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost be kind. be brave.
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    I heard this movie wasn't really about Michael Oher as much as it is about 1) canonizing the lady who took him in and 2) getting Sandra Bullock an Oscar.

    Which, to me, is really disappointing to hear.
     
  4. justtxyank

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    It's definitely more about the characters than the football, and Sandra Bullock is the main star. It's still a good story and it is well told on the screen. I thought telling it from her perspective was definitely the way to go.
     
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    Her accent and blonde hair are to distracting. Plus I know how it ends. I'll pass.
     
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    The book was great. I'll probably wait and catch the movie on Netflix.
     
  7. Blake

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    great book
     
  8. justtxyank

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    You haven't seen the movie but you know whether it's too distracting?
     
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    I've seen the trailer. I'm not a big Bullock fan. It'll make a nice movie for me to watch on HBO eventually.
     
  10. DonnyMost

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    Doesn't the Oher character have only like 2 pages of dialogue or something?

    To me that is just shameful. If the movie isn't about him, I'd consider that a fail.
     
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    I normally don't find Sandra Bullock that hot but man she looked good in this movie.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I saw the kid who played Oher in the movie playing backup center for the Timberwolves.

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  13. justtxyank

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    He's on screen a lot, but he's incredibly silent in the film. It takes a lot before he's even willing to speak more than a few words to the family. I'm assuming this was the way it was in real life and is why it was portrayed that way on screen.
     
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    Tommy Tuberville, one of the coaches in the movie who recruited him in real life, said that's how he was.
     
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    Well, it's not called "The Oher Character Movie", sir, it's called "The Blind Side" because of the entire story... but... why would you consider it a FAIL...? Unless they specifically said "we want audiences to hear EVERYTHING Oher has to say" or something like that, then yeah, I'd agree with you. It's just a story, there's no FAIL in my opinion. :eek:
     
  16. justtxyank

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    Well, there you have it!

    Like I said, he's on screen a lot, but most of his development is done through imagery, facial expressions, flashbacks, and other people revealing what was going on with him. This doesn't seem all that out of the ordinary to me. I can't imagine a movie about most 16-18 year old kids dealing with serious issues would be all the revealing if we were requiring the KID to talk about it. In fact, that is addressed in the film.
     
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    +1 . She was definitely gettin her rich housewife on.
     
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    Saw this tonight and was really impressed a very good movie. I don't care for Tim McGraw but I thought he was really good and particularly funny. I could not watch the opening scene with Thiesman. I looked away and my wife was like "What are you doing? " I said I have seen this before I'm not watching. She said huh?? And about 15 seconds later when everyone in the theater gasped and groaned she knew exactly what I meant. I have no idea how much they showed but I can tell you if they showed even part of it I know I am glad I looked away.
     
  19. CharlieMurphy

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    They showed that highlight about three times, back to back to back (once in slo-mo too). Man, just thinking about it makes me cringe.
     
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    I've heard good things about this movie, but will wait for video to see it....
     

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