Monday, March 22, 2010

The Blind Side is a Winner

Even if American Football doesn't feature on your list of interests, I highly recommend a trip to the cinema to take-in Sandra Bullock's Oscar-winning latest, The Blind Side. Engrossing from the start, the movie tells the true-story tale of schoolboy, Michael Oher's adoption by elegant blonde interior designer, Leigh Anne Tuohy.

Ostensibly, it would seem that never the twain would meet but huge-hearted Leigh Anne can't bear to see how 'Big Mike' is (barely) surviving, at the same school as her offspring. An invitation into the family car leads to lives being changed forever.

Bullock is completely fabulous, entirely believable as benevolent mum to SJ and Collins. 6' 8" Quinton Aaron is totally captivating as Michael Oher. Jae Head creates a stunning bundle of energy and openess as little SJ.

You won't regret transporting yourself - filmically - to Tennessee for the perfect feel-good spring escape.

On general UK release from March 26th.

Photos courtesy of Warner Bros

1 comment:

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I might give this film a go after your recommendation, Amethyst!