The Blind Side Reviews
The story is sad for the first half, almost overwhelmingly so - even if you've already seen the most powerful clips in trailers, on awards shows, etc. - but it starts to pick up as the Tuohy family takes Michael in and puts him on the path to success. By the time it ends, it's dangerously close to TV Movie-of-the-Week territory, but one can't argue that it's not uplifting. Disposable, but worth watching.
I didn't really like Sandra Bullock here. I can appreciate she is a little too old now for the chick flicks, and let's face it, her recent ones have sucked anyhow, but she is really miscast as Christian do-gooding Leigh Anne. She is so hard bitten here, she really comes across as a rich bitch. Maybe Julia Roberts could pull this off, but Sandra can't.
It is a nice story and apparently true, but it felt kind of patronizing. Unconvincing more than bad.