The best sports movie since “Friday Night Lights” and the best acting Sandra Bullock’s ever done!!
This film scores tons of touchdowns. This is one incredible true story that’s so moving, it inspires you to try to be a better person. Really moving. Best of all, it’s well-acted with just the right sprinkling of comedy to prevent you from od’ing on sugar. Because the real-life couple depicted by a never-been-better Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw seem just too good to be real. In fact- so are their kids. But maybe that’s the New Yorker in me.
This is the story of Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher and the Memphis family who adopted him after he was abandoned by his drug-addicted mom to fend for himself in the projects.
Newcomer Quinton Aaron is perfect as the gentle giant Big Mike. “Friday Night Lights” standout Tim Mcgraw has a less demanding role this time as the laid –back balance to the tornado that is his wife. But it’s Sandra Bullock’s moment to shine after a number of fumbles including “All about Steve”, “Premonition” and “The Lake House”. She was born to play this role!!! P.S. to New York Giants fans: you will LOVE the opening scene.