Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Blind Side" Movie Review

I normally do not do movie reviews, but the The Blind Side is a movie that is so meaningful that I just must encourage you togo and see it.

Sandra Bullock is entirely convincing as a strong Southern woman of conviction. Tim McGraw has no trouble looking like a man married to a woman like her, since he has a lot of practice married to superstar Faith Hill.

I think that the character who plays Michael Oher was strong, but vulnerable in way I did not think a man his size could be.

This is a true story, based a Memphis family and Oher played at Briarcrest Christian School (something they changed in the movie). It is not just "a football movie." Non sports fans have loved it too.

There is some objectionable language, but it is not gratuitous. It is rather realistic. Parental guidance, if it is truly guidance, can make this a movie for younger than age 13 in some families.

Oher now plays very well for a very average Ravens NFL team.

But 1 Corinthians chapter 13, says that love never fails.

In fact, love overcomes racial, socioeconomic and cultural differences. .. If we just let it.