Saw Blind Side with Sandra Bullock on Friday.
I know I’m late but remember, I was the babysitting grandma.
I really wanted to hate it. I thought it would be sappy. I thought it would play right up the alley of all us guilt-ridden folk and try to twang our heart strings at every turn. I’m tough, you know. I see it coming.
After all. The rich, white, southern Taco Bell family pick the huge, black poor kid off the streets of Memphis, bring him into their spacious, fancy-Dan home, raise him as their own and turn him into an NFL player. Come on.
But dang it was good. I liked the kid right off. Sandra Bullock can’t lose and the little dork of a kid was just a kick in the head.
I liked it. Gol, durn it, I did.
At the end they showed actual pictures of the real family, and they actually looked like the movie family and the real football player -- I actually bought him too.
I saw the real woman (that Sandra Bullock played) on the news the other night and she said “They took a few liberties”, but I’d guess they didn’t take many. It was, . . . it was, . .(I know I’m going to get this out) . .quite inspiring.
No real cheese on the side either.
The picture above is of the real family. Thought you'd like to see them.