Except for a few crude exchanges,The Blind Side is almost as squeaky-clean as an old Disney movie. Unfortunately, it can also be just as cute and condescending.
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That's exactly what I gather...from the way the commercials look, to how fake Sandra Bullock's "acting" continues to look, this movie can't do the real story justice. Plus, most people won't even know this is a real story.
Nov 19 - 06:33 PM
I'm tired of these pandering, sappy, over-saturated feel-good flicks. White do-gooder family takes in poor black kid, and then they ride him to the pros.
Condescending is the term that came directly to mind when I first saw the trailer for this garbage.
Why can't Hollywood make an open and honest movie about race and racism? There are far too few of them floating around. Most of the times we get the white heroes who save the day for minorities living in oppression, or the sappy, let's-all-hold-hands-and-dance story in which black and white are one, which just about seems to be the case with this movie.
Nov 19 - 09:46 PM
Of course, the fact that some people actually try to live those squeaky-clean lives rather than go around pissing and moaning seems to escape some of us.
Nov 22 - 04:16 PM
You must have hated "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street". Callow cynicism.
Dec 4 - 08:45 PM