I saw the movie. Liked the movie. A lot. Thought Sandra B. was excellent. Walked out feeling good. Liked that it was a true story. HOWEVER, my kid is adopted. My kid is not going to be in the NFL or the equivalent. And how many stories have we heard that have not ended this way or anything like it. Suppose I'm just being a grump. Who here saw the movie? What were your thoughts? I did wonder if it was too simplistic. Anyway...did you like the movie, any thoughts, esp. if you have adopted or foster kids. I DO think the movie is well worth seeing...really very very good. Side note: To the best of my knowledge, many professionals think when it comes to nature vs. nurture...it's 50/50. I have spoken with- some neurologists, who believe the brain (nature) wins out slightly. This is my perspective. I kinda see mental illness (for example) a little more akin to something like epilepsy. However, with- mental illness, environment can have an influence. What percentages we are talking about, I do not know. Perhaps no one knows for sure. So, many professionals say "50/50" and from what I can piece together, some scientists, think perhaps its a little more having to do with- biology. Here is a quote about the movie from the NY Times: "I always looked as this a nature versus nurture story," the movie's director, John Lee Hancock, said by phone. "This is a kid who was thrown on the scrap heap of life. Schools had thrown him along and an opportunity comes along for a roof, a place to stay and a chance to learn - and, lo and behold, the kid makes the dean's list. "I think this is a pretty strong case for nurture." Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/f...4_new_movie_the_blind_side.html#ixzz0Z1cXzEOk Personally, I just think it is very complicated. Here this child was healthy, but originally was in an unhealthy environment. Sometimes, you can have an unhealthy person in a good environment, but they can not thrive because biologically they are unwell. That, I think, is difficult for people to "deal" with.