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    The best movie I have seen this year. (This speaks more to the quality of current films). The best role Sandra Bullock has done in a very long time. The movie is based on a true story about a homeless Memphis boy that a well off white lady takes under her wing. Heartbreaking, emotional, and uplifting. Very nice balance. Good family film. No swearing, no sex, no blood and guts. One very gruesome scene at the beginning showing Joe Thiesman (sp?) getting his leg horribly broken in a football game. I didn't close my eyes quickly enough.

    The best parts of the movie are the relationship between Leigh Anne and Mike and Mike and SJ.
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    I haven't seen the movie but I know Michael Oher plays for the Ravens and I remember seeing the family on draft day when he was drafted. I can't wait to see the movie.
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    I so want to see this movie. I love Sandra Bullock.

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    Terrific movie. We went to see yesterday with our son. Sandra was great. I didn't even recognize Tim McGraw!!! he did a good job too. Just enough humor to keep it from being too melodramatic. A real feel-good movie.
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    We don't go to the theater very often. I caught New Moon and The Blind Side in one week but before that, the last movie I watched in a theater was Shrek 3. Friends invited us out to dinner and to a movie and we caught this film. I loved it. I laughed, teared up and left with a happy heart. My 7 year old son actually sat through it, too. He got a little fidgety towards the end, but he seemed to enjoy it. Sandra was terrific and I loved the part where she tells the thug she's a card carrying member of the NRA...
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    I loved this movie also. Other than Star Trek 2009, this is my favorite movie this year.
    A nice mix of humor and compassion. I highly recommend it.

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    Sandra Bullock on her experiance meeting the real Leigh Anne Tuohy.

    Sandra Bullock: A blessing to meet, portray a real Christian (OneNewsNow.com)

    Sandra Bullock: A blessing to meet, portray a real Christian
    Associated Press - 12/1/2009 9:45:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES - Actress Sandra Bullock says meeting Leigh Anne Tuohy, who she portrays in The Blind Side, showed her there really are some Christians who "walk the walk."

    The film, which opened the week before Thanksgiving, presents the true story of the Tuohys -- a well-off white family in Tennessee -- who welcome a homeless black youth into their home and then adopt him as their son. That young man, Michael Oher, became an All-American selection for Ole Miss and a first-round draft pick. He now plays for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

    Bullock says thanks to the Tuohys, who attend Grace Evangelical Church in Memphis, she now has "faith in those who say they represent a faith." Getting to know Leigh Anne Tuohy, says the actress, showed her that religious faith can be authentic. "She was so open and honest and forthright," Bullock shares, "and I said, wow, I finally met someone who practices but doesn't preach."

    Tuohy isn't like some hypocritical church-goers she's known, adds Bullock. "The beauty of Leigh Anne was one of my biggest questions was how people use their faith and their religion as a banner," she says. "And then they don't do the right thing, but they go 'I'm a good Christian and I go to church and this is the way you should live your life.'"

    Bullock admits she was wary of Christians before she met the Tuohys. "Whereas...before I was like, do not give me a lecture on how to live my life when I know I'm a pretty decent human being," says the actress. "I might not go to church everyday, but I know I do the right thing or try to. You're going to church and you're still sleeping around on your wife...how are you better than I am? So I finally met people who walk the walk."

    Leigh Anne Tuohy says she hopes The Blind Side inspires more people to help others. "You don't have to go out and bring a child into your home -- that's not what's required," says Tuohy. "But you can do something -- everybody is capable of doing something. So whatever your something is, do it well. Make a difference."

    Oher's mom says she enforces a behavior code when she watches her adopted son play for the Baltimore Ravens. "I had to have a little 'come to Jesus' talk with my section at [the] Ravens' stadium," she says. "I had to explain to everyone that, okay, we're going to have a change of attitude. There is a two-drink limit, there is no cussing in this [section]. You don't know who you're sitting next to -- I'm a player's mom."

    The Blind Side has earned more than $100 million dollars at the box office so far.

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    I saw it today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sandra Bullock was awesome as was the kid S.J.

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    The Blind Side was number one at the box office last weekend!
    I hope tons more people go to see this one - it is a great story for anyone to enjoy.

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    We saw this at the movie theater last weekend, and LOVED it!!! A+ movie. It was very touching. I found myself in tears a couple different times during the movie. What a beautiful story.
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