Wednesday, December 16, 2009

December 15, 2009

The Blind Side (2009)
Now that Golden Globe nominations have officially come out, I have more of a reference point for what's probably going to get an Oscar nomination and can weed out some of those that are just getting mediocre buzz. Makes my life a whole lot easier. It also means that I'm going to be seeing a lot of movies in the theaters from now on (as if I didn't already). This movie is okay, but it's really all about Sandra Bullock's performance. She's sassy, she's sarcastic, and she's bitchy - it's fabulous. The story itself, while true, doesn't ring of anything different - it plays out like every typical down-and-out-rises-to-happiness story with all the requisite emotional manipulation. Even though it's not a fantastic movie, you still come out feeling the way they want you to. The young boy who plays SJ is worth noting, though - just as adorable as little Jamal in Slumdog Millionaire!
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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