Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sarah Has Predictions About "The Blind Side" Movie

I absolutely adored the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.

It was a non-fiction account of offensive lineman Michael Oher. He has an amazing story. He was poor, neglected and illiterate. Through an amazing twist of fate he was taken in by a wealthy Memphis family who discovered he was a football prodigy.

The book was well written and delved a lot into the philosophy of the game of football while telling the story of how Michael Oher ended up at Ole Miss.

So this morning I saw that they were making a movie out of the book.

With Sandra Bullock.

So, you want to know what I think, right?

I want to know how this story became about the Mom.

That being said, when I watched the trailer I cried like a baby. I don't know that this film will be representative of the spirit of the book, but it still looks pretty good.

It is an amazing story.

1 comment:

Lori said...

I loved The Blind Side too, for exactly the reasons you mention: it's a compelling personal story, but it's also a fascinating history of football and the rise of the Left Tackle. I'm nervous about the movie and will likely wait to hear your opinion and that of my friend Donna, who also loved the book, before I buy a ticket.

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