Movie The Blind Side (2009)

Watched 20100327
Watched 20100818
The Blind Side (2009) John Lee Hancock.

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The Blind Side (IMDb.com)
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20100327:
Sandra Bullock's performance in this movie was great. I've only see part of Miss Congeniality, but I didn't remember that being too great. As such, somehow Bullock is a big star that I haven't actually seen much of. It's been too long since I've seen Speed to remember her being in it.

In any case, I think I might have missed something when it came to the plot. But in any case, an important note was that the actor who played the football player didn't seem as good looking as the actual player. This is a statement I agree with, not one that I made. Still a good movie, generally stories like these are hard to screw with.

20100818:
[20100818]
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Seeing this movie for a second time, I came to understand the beginning. The beginning sets up the importance of protecting the quarterback's blind side. But some of the other viewers had the same confusion I had when I watched it the first time. Not knowing who the movie was about, I thought the clip implied the movie was going to be about the player who made the tackle on the quarterback.

A comment was made that the stories focus was less about the football player, and more about Sandra Bullock's character. After all, a beginning of a movie says a lot about a movie, and the beginning of the movie was just Sandra Bullock narrating. It also basically ends with her. I thought this was an interesting point. I didn't think about it that way when I first watched the movie.

Oh, also, I didn't realized when I watched Fried Green Tomatoes, but I realized it when watching The Blind Side for the second time. Kathy Bates played the role of Miss Sue.

Tim McGraw played the husband, Sean Tuohy.

I didn't know whether or not I thought about it when watching the first movie. But the first two or three times I heard S.J.'s name being said, it didn't click right away what his nickname actually was. But then somehow it came to me and I was like, that makes sense... (Sean Junior).

Anyhow, some of the emotional impact was reduced after having seen the movie before. Nevertheless, many lines and scenes in the movie remain powerful.

Oh... also, I just read the snippet above about on how I haven't seen Speed in a long time, but now that I have seen it more recently, I have to inform any readers that Sandra Bullock definitely helped that movie along. I didn't know she won the 2010 Oscar for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role," but I agree with my opinion when I watched the movie the first time, Sandra Bullock's performance in this movie was great.

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