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Movie Preview: Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side


I think it's possible to recognize that something (say, a trailer) has been created to manipulate your feelings and force you to cry, and to still cry anyway. This is what watching the trailer for The Blind Side was all about for me. The movie is based on a book by Michael Lewis which, as I recall from reading it a while ago, focuses a great deal on technical football analysis. Still, Lewis also weaves in the story of the remarkable left tackle Michael Oher, who was a homeless kid in Memphis until he was taken in by a wealthy white family. Soon after, his size and impressive abilities on the football field brought him attention — and recruitment battles — from college coaches. The movie centers on Oher's (played by Quinton Aaron) story, with Sandra Bullock in the role of the mother who takes him in.

I love watching Sandra Bullock and still, I was so engrossed in this trailer that I'd forgotten who she was by the end of it. It may turn out to be a predictable, sentimental film but I'm going to watch it nonetheless. What do you think?

The Blind Side opens Nov. 20. To check out the trailer,

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lovey lovey 8 years
Owww. Have to see it, Looks great.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I thought this was going to be cheesy, but I'm wiping away tears!!! *sniff*
msmoney23 msmoney23 8 years
awwww!! I can't wait to see this.
kismekate kismekate 8 years
Yah, I was very close to crying in the preview. This looks really good. My kind of movie.
ThiNance ThiNance 8 years
I Can´t wait!! :-)
nessa17 nessa17 8 years
This movie looks good and from the trailer alone Sandra Bullock's acting looks impressive.
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
oh gosh I'm so gunna cry at this movie. looks like a great feel good movie we haven't seen this kind in a while!
mediaddict000 mediaddict000 8 years
That looks like something I definitely want to see! Can't wait to see more.
teegaall teegaall 8 years
I'm reading The Blind Side right now and the trailer makes me want to see the movie on opening day.
McSquish McSquish 8 years
You hit it right on the head. I want to watch this.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
The Blind Side is a wonderful read; from the trailer, it looks as though it translates well to film. Looking forward to seeing this one.
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