Review: The Blind Side

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My first review is for the movie "The Blind Side," starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron and Kathy Bates.  Have you seen it?

Oooooh - if you haven't - I highly recommend it.  I watched it three times in two days!  I just couldn't get enough of it.  It's a Drama about football, inspiration, self-discovery, overcoming real life challenges and love.  It's also based on a true story.

Quinton Aaron plays Michael Oher, an African-American senior, struggling to get through school.  He has been in and out of foster homes most of his life and ends up homeless.  He is discovered walking alone on a dark and rainy night by the Touhy's (a white, upper-class family).  One thing leads to another and Michael not only ends up with a place for the night, but a legally adoptive family and a heart and home full of love.

As a quote person, I am constantly on the look out for movie lines that stand out and speak directly to me.  The quote I gleaned from this film was basically one word:  "Yet."

Kathy Bates stars as Michael's tutor.  In the scene I am referring to, Michael is frustrated because he can't grasp the concept Miss Sue (Kathy) is trying to teach him.  Miss Sue soothes him by stating that he doesn't understand "yet." 

That scene.... that line... that word... spoke volumes to me. 

How many times have I gotten frustrated because I couldn't immediately grasp a concept or accomplish a task that I thought I should instantly be able to do?  The word "yet" turns everything around for me. 

For example: 
I don't fully understand shutter speed in relation to my camera:  YET.
I don't know how to change a multi-connected electrical outlet:  YET.
I haven't achieved my desired weight:  YET.

See what I mean?  See how the "Yet" just turns the negative into a positive?  See how it keeps the option to learn and improve open? See how it instantly encourages you and lifts your spirits??  

To wrap up this review, if you haven't seen this movie "yet", I hope you will.   I truly believe it's a movie you will be inspired by.  If you can't afford to rent or buy it - check it out from your local library.  That's how I got to see it!! 

PS:  I was not asked to write this review nor am I being paid for it.  I wrote it of my own accord.

6 comments

  1. I think that Sandra Bullok won the Oscar for this? I've heard wonderul things about it, and my son & his family saw it. Your review is very readable, concise and interesting!

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  2. Have seen the movie and loved it loved it loved it! Of course, having Sandra Bullock and Kathy Bates in it makes it a sure winner ~ but being based on a true story always makes it that more enjoyable doesn't it.

    Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday Stacey Dawn!
    xo Catherine

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  3. Yes, I've seen The Blind Side. We'll be sharing it with some church friends, reviewing it and discussing it ourselves.

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  4. several of my friends have seen it and said how much they loved it. we have to wait for it to hit TV. we dont own a DVD player. glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the YET
    that word applies to my camera and any setting other than auto and to my personal battle with all things Photoshop. I like it to.

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  5. Anonymous1:09 PM

    Love the way you brought out the "yet." Good job Tweetie...Mom

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  6. yes.....YET is amazing word to use....it often comes in really handy and makes us all feel better :)

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