Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Blind Side

I have seen some good movies this year. Star Trek, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Up were enjoyable; but last night, we saw the best movie of the year. The Blind Side tells the true story of Michael Oher from his days as a homeless teenager to his adoption to the beginning of his career in the National Football League. This was one movie definitely worth seeing.


Christy said...

My husband and I plan on going to see it. Is it family friendly or should we go alone?

tjclaud said...

Hi Christy! This is Janet, Terry's wife. He's working today, so won't be able to see this for a while. He may want to go more in-depth later; but I thought I'd put my 2 cents in first! ;)

There were a few language problems. Mostly the "B-word" for females was used several times; and once they referred to a part of a male's anatomy. I believe there were a few "h-e-double-hockey-sticks" thrown in also; but I don't remember any others.

There was a very intense truck crash scene. Blood was shown afterward on the younger brother, but no serious injuries.

There was an even more intense gun-fight scene in a drug-dealers' apartment. The way it was filmed it was hard to tell if anyone was actually shot; but there was a lot of screaming etc.

Those were really the only potential problems; basically I'd say it depends on you and your kids. (I don't remember how old your kids are.) We took our Christopher (he'll be 7 in a couple of months) and he wasn't scared--and he WAS scared at the new Scrooge cartoon movie this year.

I would definitely recommend you and your husband see it; Sandra Bullock's performance alone is worth the price of admission! ;) If you have any doubts for your kids after what I wrote, then I'd recommend previewing it first. I'll look forward to hearing what you think of it!

Mitchell said...

Thanks for the review Terry! We are planning on seeing it Sunday. (not skipping church! We are having combined services and won't have an evening service. I love these! Great for family time.)

Keep up the great work. Tell Janet thanks for the birthday wishes via facebook.

Terry said...

Janet was right in her comments. There were a few bad words. The car wreck was a little surprising, but not graphic. The fight scene was the most intense, but it left people with only a few bruises and a few broken pieces of furniture. It's rated PG-13, but as I heard on Focus on the Family Weekend this morning, it could have easily been rated PG. A good review can be found at (which is Focus on the Family's media review site).

Thanks for helping.

Your congregation won't let the preacher skip church to see the movie? What's up with that? Just kidding. I hope you had a happy birthday. Janet read your comment and appreciated it, too.

Warren Baldwin said...

My feelings exactly. This was a great movie for several reasons, the main one being care for the homeless and down-and-out.

Terry said...

You're absolutely right, Warren. Thanks for the comment.

Christy said...

Thanks, guys. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know what to expect. My husband and I really want to go see it, but I don't know when that will happen. This time of the year is, unfortunately, quite hectic and jam-packed full of events already.