Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's always the one... never expect. I recall a resurgence of Johnny Cash's popularity among younger people after the movie Walk the Line. Additionally, I believe the sudden popularity of the FIFA World Cup among Americans may be attributable, in part, to the movie Invictus although I understand that movie revolved around rugby.

That being said, for the second time, I have been completely and happily surprised by a movie I had no desire whatsoever to see. The first was Million Dollar Baby starring Hillary Swank, directed by Clint Eastwood. The more recent one was The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock.

In my typical cynical fashion I dismissed this movie as some feel good load of crap, which in its own way sort of is. The fact that it is based on a true story not withstanding, kudos to the family involved for opening their hearts and their home. Sandra Bullock actually deserved the award she received for this movie.

A must see.


  1. I have been wanting to see The Blindside, but have'nt taken the time to watch it. I absolutely Love Sandra Bullock, she's the best! My favorite with her is 28 Days. Check it out, i look at it as my life, sort of, she's and Alcoholic in the film. As for her personal life, i think Jesse James is the Scum of the Earth for doing the things that he has done to her and their Marriage.

  2. I agree about Sandra. I've seen 28 days, although I think her movie called "Hope Floats" is better. And I loved the Blind Side, although many people think it is told from a very white perspective.