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The Blind Side [DVD] [2010]

Sandra Bullock , John Lee Hancock    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sandra Bullock
  • Directors: John Lee Hancock
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: Italian, Arabic, Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0033PRTXK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 758 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Blind Side takes the true story of a young man who went from abandonment to success as a pro-football player and treats it with respect. The movie doesn't oversell what is, on the face of it, already compelling. It's almost impossible to describe the plot without sounding painfully inspirational: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron, Be Kind Rewind), a hulking but gentle African-American teen in Tennessee, gets taken in by a well-to-do white family; the mother, Leigh Anne Touhy (Sandra Bullock), pushes and mothers the boy, who eventually wins a football scholarship to the University of Mississippi. In the wrong hands, this could have been maudlin, manipulative, and condescending. To the credit of writer-director John Lee Hancock, adapting Michael Lewis's acclaimed book, the result is intelligent, genuine, and alternately funny and moving. Leigh Anne could easily have been grandstanding and virtuous, but Bullock doesn't shy away from her vain and domineering side. The football scenes will be gripping even to non-sports fans because they've been so successfully grounded in Michael's emotional life. The all-around solid cast includes country music star Tim McGraw, pint-sized Jae Head (Hancock), and Kathy Bates as the tutor who guided Michael's academic success. Don't be surprised if you can't keep yourself from watching all the real-life photos of Michael, Leigh Anne, and the rest of the family that are featured in the credits; by the end of the movie, you will care about them all. --Bret Fetzer

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The Blind Side takes the true story of a young man who went from abandonment to success as a pro-football player and treats it with respect. The movie doesnt oversell what is, on the face of it, already compelling. Its almost impossible to describe the plot without sounding painfully inspirational: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron, Be Kind Rewind), a hulking but gentle African-American teen in Tennessee, gets taken in by a well-to-do white family; the mother, Leigh Anne Touhy (Sandra Bullock), pushes and mothers the boy, who eventually wins a football scholarship to the University of Mississippi. In the wrong hands, this could have been maudlin, manipulative, and condescending. To the credit of writer-director John Lee Hancock, adapting Michael Lewiss acclaimed book, the result is intelligent, genuine, and alternately funny and moving. Leigh Anne could easily have been grandstanding and virtuous, but Bullock doesnt shy away from her vain and domineering side. The football scenes will be gripping even to non-sports fans because theyve been so successfully grounded in Michaels emotional life. The all-around solid cast includes country music star Tim McGraw, pint-sized Jae Head (Hancock), and Kathy Bates as the tutor who guided Michaels academic success. Dont be surprised if you cant keep yourself from watching all the real-life photos of Michael, Leigh Anne, and the rest of the family that are featured in the credits; by the end of the movie, you will care about them all. --Bret Fetzer


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE 14 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
This is a movie that has no guns, no car chases and no sex but is a must have as it is just one of those heart warming movies that you need to see to make life worth living. FANTASTIC
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 29 Dec 2010
Format:DVD
No movie has ever made me cry - except this one. The Blindside is the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American 17 year old. He has moved from foster home to foster home, and finally found himself staying with a friend who drafted him into a private school, where he met SJ, son of Leigh Anne Leigh Anne Tuohy who takes him in.

Sandra Bullocks's performance in this film is definitely the best from her entire career. Sandra Bullock was going to turn down the offer to do the film, but after meeting Mrs. Tuohy she didn't want to see anybody else do the role, and good job too as the role left her with an Oscar.

The film is charming, inspiring and a real tear jerker. The first time you watch the film you do feel by the end that you've been sat on the sofa for the past 3 days, as it is a long movie and there is so much information to take it. Despite this though, it's one of those films you can go back to over and over again.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars make you laugh and cry. 24 Sep 2010
By Lou
Format:DVD
This film had such an impact on me the story is amazing watched twice in one weekend. From my Mum age 70 to my girls aged 12 we all loved it and was gripped from the first few minutes. Even if you don't understand america football as I don't it still has a lot of meaning to it and Sandra Bullock is brilliant.

worth watching and not just once.
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65 of 69 people found the following review helpful
By SusieH
Format:DVD
Sandra Bullock's performance, as Leigh Ann Touhy, a well-to-do mum with a heart of gold and strong Christian values, is outstanding.

She takes in Big Mike, or as he prefers, Michael, played by Quinton Aaron. Michael is a friend of her son, SJ, played by Jae Head. He is homeless, having been removed from his drug addict mother, and his entire possessions fit in one small plastic bag. Michael is black, a gentle giant, has a low IQ, and is an underachiever at school, but scores 98% for protective instincts.

He has to drastically improve his academics, helped by understanding teachers, and his tutor Miss Sue (Kathy Bates), before he is even allowed to start to develop his great promise at sports. Once he is able to relate his protective instincts to his fellow team mates he makes a formidable player, being wooed by university coaches across the country.

This is a truly heartwarming story, all the more so as it is based on a true story. This is definitely a movie to restore your faith in human nature.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 14 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
Brilliantly cast, incredible true-life story. So glad they didn't make this a slush-fest, which they could have done. Really couldn't fault this film at all. I loved Sandra's character - strong, to-the-point, yet had her secretive softer side. Super ending too.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films I've ever seen 15 Aug 2010
By Shell
Format:DVD
I absolutely loved this film from start to finish. I cried happy/sad tears through most of it but it was so inspirational how can you not love it. I didn't actually know anything about it before I watched it so had no idea it was based on a real story which made it all the more poignant. If you're feeling a bit sorry for yourself watch this!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
Separated as a child from his older brother Marcus and raised by a drug-addicted mother with 11 other kids in tow (his father was entirely absent) - 16-year old Michael Oher barely registered on public records. He'd been in and out of foster homes since the age of 7 and with a below average IQ of 80 and school grades barely scraping zero - the American education system also considered him to be simple as well as useless. And few in the Hurt Village area where he lived (notorious Housing Projects in North Memphis) fended for him - let alone made it into their twenties alive.

One day a school football coach is approached in his offices by Oher's then black stepfather Big Tony the Mechanic (Michael is sleeping in his house on the sofa). Tony wants a place for his small son and 'Big Mike' at Wingate Christian School in Texas. When Coach Cotton looks out the window - he sees Big Mike (played to perfection by Quinton Aaron)- a grizzly-bear black teenager playing hoops like he was born to. But more than taken with Mike's athletic skills - Coach Cotton is moved (great work from Roy McKinnon). He decides right there and then to persuade a reluctant school panel to give this massive teenager a second chance.

They agree - but then feel they may have made a mistake - as Michael appears incapable of learning and his sole contribution to an exam paper is to draw a sailboat on the back page with a singular child in it - lost at sea. But one teacher Mrs. Boswell (beautifully played by Kim Dickens) believes there's intelligence in Mike - if only she can find a way to get it out and up his grades (thereby keeping his place in the program)...

Also in Wingate School are S.J.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 13 April 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This film will definitely make you cry. Great film i would recommend it to everyone, and is based on a true story!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just what I wanted thanks
Published 3 days ago by 14,Moorhead Close, Wexham Newcombe
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 3 days ago by Mrs. D. Greig Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
One of the great films and very touching
Published 6 days ago by Mail Man
3.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed this couldnt quite believe it was a true story ...
really enjoyed this couldnt quite believe it was a true story but apparently so... Nice to know there are such good people out there.
Published 7 days ago by L. K. Rowley
5.0 out of 5 stars The Blind Side
Though I had seen it before but enjoyed it never the less. True story worth watching.
Published 8 days ago by Maureen
5.0 out of 5 stars WAY better than I expected
I put off watching this film for a while because I don't like football. The story would be great even if it wasn't based in reality. What an inspiring, feel-good movie this was! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Queenbee
5.0 out of 5 stars great film
cheap price and revieced in a couple days
Published 19 days ago by Robert Stoneman
5.0 out of 5 stars Integration
Very humane and kind, both actress and actor in main roles superb, just sometimes difficult to believe.
Published 21 days ago by Bobe
5.0 out of 5 stars Must watch movie for sports and Sandra Bullock fans alike.
Outstanding must watch movie for Sports movie and Sandra Bullock fans alike.
This movie made me both laugh and cry, keeping me fully engaged to the end of the movie with never... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars really good
Great movie about making choices and a family acting as a team.

Suitable movie all age groups. Can recommend it
Published 1 month ago by Dietmar
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