Writer-director John Lee Hancock has turned Oher's remarkable life into a Hollywood fable that trades difficult truths for easy clichés.
I don't know what movie you saw but this was such a great movie--Definitely gonna see this one again!
Nov 20 - 09:16 PM
You are so wrong. I'll bet nothing much pleases you.
Nov 21 - 07:50 PM
Beth B. and jan j.:If you read the whole review the author gives a good case about what she likes and doesn't like about the film. Your comments are silly and unfair. I saw the film last night and thoroughly enjoyed it but also found some parts cloying and there definitely could've been more of a back story about Michael. While it's great and admirable what the family did the movie also raised other questions in my mind. There are many lost African-American youths all over Memphis and I would've liked to have had more insight into what the motivations of the Tuohys to select this one individual to help. Was it his football potential? Could they see his character and know he could benefit from their help? How did Michael feel about being helped by this well-off white family after enduring so much? Did he trust them? Point is, the movie is very good but could've been better and deeper and you don't have to be the type of person who "nothing much pleases you" to feel that way.
Nov 29 - 08:48 AM
What I find annoying is that the media have pushed a stupid vampire movie over this one! Clearly I agree with the comments at www.fromwhereistand.info that THIS is the movie to see this weekend. Perhaps the media a dose of reality similar to what this movie brings.
Nov 22 - 12:54 PM
I haven't seen the movie but for the reasons you just said. I like a good sappy movie that tugs at the heart strings. I am sure the story is compelling, but I do like to have my characters have a bit more depth. I don't see that in this movie.
Based on the reviews, I am guessing I won't either. I will most likely wait till DVD to see it at this point.
Dec 9 - 01:07 PM