The fact it was purchased from Poundland likely sealed the deal. As a matter of fact, there are a couple of Poundland purchases in the unwatched pile. You would be surprised at some of the films Poundland have sold, Hellboy, American Pie 1- 3, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Jerry Springer The Musical to name but a few.
Sandra Bullock has dabbled with serious roles over the years, Crash, The Lake House, Infamous, The Net and Premonition have all been greeted with varying levels of success. She has played to her girl next door image throughout her career, so it’s always nice to see her take on a different role and The Blind Side proved her worthy of a Academy Award for best Actress in 2010.
She also remains the only actress in Hollywood history who won an Oscar and a Razzie the same year for different films, she even went to claim her Razzie for All About Steve and arrived with copies of the film on DVD to give away. You have to admire Sandy for her sense of humour and grace, few A Listers would collect their award for being the worst actress of the year.
The Blind Side is a great underdog (true) story which you can’t help but get caught up in, newcomer Quinton Aaron gives a powerful performance as Big Mike and he is going to be one to watch out for in the future. The Blind Side might of walked a fine line between predictable and heart-warming, but it walked it well and I defy anybody not to be choked up before the end credits.
Bullock certainly deserved her Academy Award, it’s a rich and measured performance that’s isn’t too far out of her comfort zone. I wasn’t expecting much from The Blind Side, but just like the title suggests I never saw it coming. A great film that I would happily watch again, although I do wish I saved for a Sunday afternoon.