Sunday, December 13, 2009
The Blind Side(2009)
Stars :Quinton Aaron,Sandra Bullock,Tim McGraw,Kathy Bates
This is something I really appreciate about Hollywood film makers,they bring up real life characters on the screen and just light up the screen with those beautiful stories.
The story is about an 18 year lonely and talented kid ,who has lost the sense of family and people Micheal(Quinton Aaron).He is adopted by Tuohy family and his life changes forever.The movie is about the journey of Micheal from a lonely 18 year old to the professional in NFL with the help and support of his adopted family.
The best part of the movie is the story.Every true story's screen adaptation depends a lot on what is told and what is not .The movie reflects on the acts of kindness that can change the life of people involved.The movies heart lies in the performance by Quinton Aaron as Micheal() ,Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy and the direction by John Lee Hancock.Sandra as Leigh gives one of her best performance till the date.The way the narrative of the movie is set is really good.The movie could have shown the conflicts in the family on the thought of adopting a 18 year old black boy but the director keeps it out which works for the movie as it keeps its focus on showing the positive developments in the life of Micheal and the Tuohy family.
We can always find pitfalls in movies but some movies are to be seen entirely for their shear positive effort and spirit,this is one of them.Its hard to believe that the whole family accepted Mocheal so easily as shown but it was a better decision not to show the conflicts as the spirit of the movie would have shifted away.Some of the moments in the movie are so sweet that you cannot hold back from smiling and feeling the goodness of the movie within you.
The movies leaves a positive effect atleast on me and may be gives us a message that being kind to someone is something that always brings joy not only to the person we help but brings that positive energy within us too.I loved the thought and went to bed with a smile on my face.
Posted by Aditya