(Closed) The Blind Side

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Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I want to see it too!! It looks awesome!!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just saw a preview last night, but I forgot what it was about.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I am curious about it, but I am a little nervous, too, because of the preview.

I am having a hard time expressing why the preview makes me uncomfortable, but I found a interesting blog about it that expresses what I cannot.  This one is a pretty obnoxious commentary, but the comments and discussion are pretty interesting.  Comparing the true story to the book to the expectations of the movie to the way the movie is being sold to audiences.

I may see it.  But if I do, I will read the book first.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ohh yeah. That’s what it’s about-Thanks!
It looked interesting. I probably would wait for it to come out on video & rent it…like most other movies! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

The book was reallly good… it’s a true story, and Michael Lewis did a great job telling it.

As for issues around race, the story is much more about socioeconomic differences (the football player the parents adopt is extremely poor) than it is about racial differences.  I found the book really inspirational.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Just the trailer for this movie makes me tear up, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.  I remember hearing about Michael Oher in real life, because I’m a big college football fan.  College Gameday did a feature story about him during his last season at Ole Miss.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think my Fiance put it best when we saw the trailer for this film before Where the Wild Things Are (awesome btw)- “Hmmm, I guess this is what happens when Hollywood buys your book about a poor black football player.  They turn it into a story about a rich white woman.”

Now, neither of us have seen the movie, but that is certainly the impression you get from the trailer.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not sure how I feel about going to see the movie. I haven’t read the book, but the trailer kind of leaves a lot to be desired…maybe we’re seeing completly different trailers?

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh I really want to see this, it looks really good. The Fiance and I are planning on going to see it as soon as it comes out, or has it already? Who doesn’t love a good cinderalla story.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

This is interesting.  The more I read about it, it seems as though people who screened the movie say it is actually quite good.  But I am surprised so many people want to see it based on the preview.  The preview just left me with such an uncomfortable, off-putting feeling that I thought a lot more people would have had the same reaction.  Weird.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@jocelyn3476 You know, I was thinking maybe I didn’t have that reaction when I saw it was because I’ve seen the actual family being interviewed.  They all seemed to genuinely care for one another and it was a really moving thing to hear them all tell their story.  I didn’t get the impression that it had those racial undertones for them as a family, so I didn’t take it that way.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I too cried through the trailer!

I also cried through the trailer for “Precious”

Don’t go by me though, I cry through that damn lost dog AT&T commercial

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