Netflix 100: The Blind Side

Since I’ve noticed that the Netflix top 100 is an ever changing list, my already confusing number system has been rendered irrelevant as well. So, I’ll be going back through the old entries and removing the numbers, and I will just review the movies on the Netflix top 100 list that I’ve seen. In the interest of clarity, of course.

I was excited to see that The Blind Side had made the list.

Forget sports movie cliches. Forget patronizing white family rescues poor black kid formulas. Just watch a real mother in action. Sandra Bullock acts her butt off in this based on a true story movie. Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a Memphis interior designer and wife of Sean Tuohy, a business owner. Her small son SJ befriends Big Mike, a runaway foster child who plays football at his school. After finding Big Mike outside freezing in the rain, Leigh Anne invites him to spend the night and he ends up staying for good.

The movie follows Leigh Anne’s tough as nails parenting and Big Mike blossoming from an overlooked underachiever to a happy functioning young man. But is that enough to secure him a future? Is that even legal? Watch The Blind Side to find out.

Please click here for my rating system.

1. Story: The story was very compelling and touching without being sentimental. 10

2. Acting: Let’s just say Sandra Bullock earned her Oscar in this movie. That’s not taking her chemistry with Quinton Aaron, who played Big Mike into account. 10

3. Costumes/Setting: Can anyone wear shorter skirts than Bullock? I don’t know. Her costumes were beautiful, yet distracting in this movie. The only other noticeable character is Big Mike. It is funny to see what he chooses to wear when he’s got someone invested in him. 8

Total score for the Blind Side: 9

You can watch The Blind Side on Amazon Video on Demand.

This review is part 8 in my Netflix 100 series. Click here for part 1, Crash. Click here for part 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Click here for part 3, Ironman. Click here for part 4, The Pursuit of Happyness. Click here for part 5, Gran Torino. Click here for part 6, The Inside Man. Click here for part 7, The Dark Knight.

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