Saturday, December 12, 2009

Blind Side--A Movie Review

by Molly Noble Bull

With all the poorly conceived and downright filthy movies out there, it’s hard to find a film worth seeing anymore. But so far in her career, Sandra Bullock has made two what I call outstanding and family friendly “feel good” movies. The first was While You Were Sleeping and now, Blind Side.
Blind Side would be a good movie in any case with an excellent script and characters that seem so real you think you know them personally, and I wanted to shout for joy when I realized these characters were Christians. I won’t tell the plot because I don’t want to spoil the movie for you, but what makes this story so special is the fact that it actually happened. At the end of the movie while they were showing the credits, moviegoers got to see the real people these actors played on the screen.
With a possible score of five stars, I give Blind Side a five—and then some.


Tamika: said...

I've heard wonderful things about this movie. I can't wait to see it. From the previews I detected that the characters were Christian and this would be a wholesome movie.

Andrea said...

Thanks! I need to make it a priority to go see this one and support a movie that is healthy!

Lily Robinson said...

I might just have to fork out the cash and see it on the big screen. I've heard nothing but wonderful reviews about this movie!

Karen Lange said...

I'd wondered about this movie; I had heard good things about it. Thanks for the info! Blessings:)

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks Tamika, Andrea, Lily and Karen for stopping by. If Blind Side doesn't win some kind of a reward, the judges are clueless. Even it Hollywood doesn't like it, Christians will.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'm not a big movie person, but I'd like to see this one.

Annabell said...

I'm not a big fan of sports movies, but I have been wanting to see this one! Reading this review just reinforces that. Thank you!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks Susan, Annabell and everyone,
I'm going to tell you a secret. I'm not a fan of sports movies either, but this film is a LOT more than that. It has what they once called heart.

Jemi Fraser said...

My hubby & I saw this movie on the weekend. It was awesome! The entire theater sat through the credits at the end to see all of the photos. Beautifully done :)

Samuel Wright said...

Congrats to Sandra Bullock on all the Golden Globes (including one for Blind Side) - she's had a fabulous year

Bethany Wiggins said...

Sounds fabulous! Can't wait to see it.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks to Jemi, Samuel, Bethany and everybody who stopped by. Please come back soon.

Patti Lacy said...

I LOVED it and LOVE this blog.
How could I have missed it, with two crit. partners belonging and a Mrs. America contestant friend????!!

Come by my place sometime!
Eileen, you already do!!!

Catherine West said...

Molly, I can't wait to see this movie!!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Dear Patti and Catherine,
I'm so glad you and everybody else liked Blind Side as much as I did. I'm also glad you like this blog. Please tell your friends about it. In the future, I plan to do other movie reviews.
At the mall here in Kingsville, Texas where the local theater is located, I saw a Church van in the parking lot. I have no proof, but somehow, I knew they were there to see Blind Side.

Kristy said...

Hi, I don't know you Molly, but I was searching google on Blindside and your blog came up. I am currently writing a review of this movie for my 12th grade English class,and I noticed a close parallel to the moral of the story in this movie, and the writing of the movie itself. In the movie, Michael writes a paper for his high school class about the poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred Lord Tennyson about six hundred soldiers who were lead to their death because they blindly followed their leaders. Michael did not blindly follow his leaders, and as a result, he became the man he is today. The wonderful parallel I found to this in the writing of the actual movie is that the writers did not blindly follow their leaders...they broke away from the norm and actually wrote a Christian movie that was basically completely void of anything offensive at all. How wonderful to know that there are other Christians out there! Especially in the media...that's hard to come by these days!

Kristy said...

Glad to know you all liked it as well!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Dear Kristy,
Thanks for writing. I am glad you like Blind Side as much as I do. But I was sorry to hear that you didn't know me.
Let me introduce myself.
I am a Christan wife, mother and grandmother. I am also a former elementary school teacher and a published Chrstian novelist.
To learn more abot me and my Christian walk, please visit my webstie.