Last night, in an effort to NOT write the 20 page report that's due Thursday, i decided to watch:
It's gotten a lot of acclaim from pro-reviewers, and the press, and Sandra Bullock won the best actress Oscar earlier this year for her role as Leigh Anne Tuhey.
If you don't know the story, here's a short teaser:
Leigh Anne and husband Sean open their home for Big Mike who is homeless and goes to the church school their kids go to. In the beginning, Mike seems reserved and shows signs of sadness, he never speaks of his past, family or himself. Due to inadequate schooling, he lags in almost all his subjects until a teacher discovers he has a knack for writing, and convinces the other teacher sot give him another chance, give him the opportunity to pull through and show his worth. They oblige, and in no time, his grades begin to improve and he becomes more social.
...And they live happily ever after.
What struck me as most impressive is that this is a true story, the real Micheal Oher is a pro football player, and till today calls Leigh Anne momma.
The movie was a bit slow in the beginning, but towards the middle, Micheal's story began to unfold. The last 20 minutes were real tearjerkers though. Sandra Bullock played a convincing role, and accompanied by Tim McGraw delivered what i truly believe to be one of the best films of all time.
If you haven't seen this film yet, don't miss it. It's really worth seeing in the cinema.