Finally saw "The Blindside"

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by witzend, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I bawled. I'm sure that some of it was embellished, but it was a really nice story. I feel awful for what Sandra Bullock is going through right now.
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I've heard it's at least a one-box-of-Kleenex movie. I agree about Bullock. Bad enough she's dealing with the infidelity issues, but to do so in the fishbowl of celebrity has to be excruciating.
  3. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I have heard good things about the movie. We plan to watch it soon. Glad to hear you liked it Witz
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    easy child and I saw it when it first came out and loved it! Sandra Bullock was so good. According to the real life family, the story is very true to life.

  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    I had picked up the DVD and we watched it last weekend......... Thought it was very touching and I was so glad they included actual photos of the family at the end. What a truely open-hearted thing the Tougheys (sp?) did to take in this gentle young man.................
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911

    This is one we were going to see, and decided last minute to see WOLFMAN......DO NOT......repeat do NOT see wolfman - complete waste of time.
    I adore Anthony Hopkins, but this movie was SO beneath him as an actor. Long, dark - DF nodded off twice in the theater.
  7. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I wanted to watch this with difficult child but apparently they showed it to the boys in Department of Juvenile Justice. He said it was very good, too.
  8. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I bet he wouldn't mind seeing it again, k.
  9. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Well he just might get his chance. LOL!

    Seriously though, I am assuming that if Department of Juvenile Justice showed it to the kids and parents think it's a good movie, it would be a good one for a family movie night????

    difficult child said they showed them several movies about what I'll call difficult child's, kids with autism/MI, kids from disadvantaged homes, and he said it actually helped to see stuff like that while they were there. I was glad to hear this because since we have basicly no mental health treatment left available for our difficult child's who are also in trouble legally, it is left to Department of Juvenile Justice to deal with all of them.
  10. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Loved this movie, husband and I saw it when it first came out. easy child/difficult child, husband, and I watched it Saturday night. easy child hadn't seen it the first time. She rarely cries at movies and was crying before it was a quarter of a way in.