Bullock's Blind Side
I'm not usually one for these formulaic emotional dramas engineered to get the audience crying, something that Sandra Bullock is quite happy settling for and taking the cheques for despite being able to turn out superb performances as she did in Crash (Filmstalker review).
However there's a nice little twist in the true story emotional drama The Blind Side, and no it's not that she's blond, it's that Bullock is playing a domineering woman who is rather full on and domineering, pushing the stray boy she's taken under wing.
Oh, and when I say that I'm not one for these kinds of films, it doesn't mean that the trailer doesn't affect me, admittedly it did start getting to me in a few moments, and why wouldn't it? There's huge teams behind it trying to make it do just that, film and story regardless.
However the story is one of those that would affect you, here's the blurb for The Blind Side:
The Blind Side" depicts the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. In the latest chapter of his inspiring story, Oher was a First Round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected by the Baltimore Ravens. The Touhys were there to share the moment with him.
It's an interesting story, and would only attract me for the very fact that it is based on a true story and that Sandra Bullock is playing such a strong character. Then the trailer does have some nice moments too. You can have a look at it below.
I do love the way that Bullock is telling him to think of the other players as his family, right in front of the other players.