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Up in the Air
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Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
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82nd Annual Academy Awards ~ Oscars® ~ Best Actress

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Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia
Meryl Streep as Julia Childs in Julie & Julia

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Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
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Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
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Academy Award® Nominated: The Blind Side

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Sandra Bullock (“The Proposal”), Tim McGraw (“Friday Night Lights”) and Oscar® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery”) star in Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Blind Side,” which depicts the remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher.

Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold. Without a moment’s hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds.

Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael’s presence in the Tuohys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.

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The cast includes: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Lily Collins, Jae Head, and Ray McKinnon

44D’s Reviews

Betsy
My husband and I took our grandkids to see the movie “The Blind Side”. Our 16 year old granddaughter told me that her boyfriend told her it was a “REALLY” good movie.

I must say I’m happy that we went to see it. It’s a true story of a wealthy southern family in Memphis, TN who take in a poor homeless African American teenager. Leigh Anne Tuohy is the person who insisted that he move in with the family. She found him a tutor to help him with his school work. He ended up playing football for “Ole Miss” and is now a left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens. I’ve read many things about this movie, some I thought gave it the kind of credit it deserved, and some I thought were not so great.

This was a “feel good” movie. It was one where you laughed and you cried. I came out thinking that it would be great if everyone could do what the Tuohy’s did for this young man. Sandra Bullock was absolutely great in the movie, she played Leigh Anne Tuohy, who was responsible for bringing “Big Mike” into their home. I thought Quinton Aaron was great in the role of “Big Mike” Oher. Sean Tuohy was played by Tim McGraw.

Of course, this is my kind of movie. I would definitely go see it again.”

Audiegrl
“I’m really not interested in sports, so my sole purpose for watching this movie was to see Sandra Bullocks performance. I wasn’t disappointed. She explained her character during an interview on Lopez Tonight. She discussed how her character Leigh Anne Tuohy discovered another person, Michael Oher who was from a completely different background and race…who was meant to be apart of her family all along. I love that message, and hope that people get a chance to see her amazing performance, and learn a valuable lesson about life.”

Did You Know?

Michael Oher was drafted 23rd overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL Draft. The Ravens were scheduled to pick 26th overall, but traded that pick and their 5th round pick to the New England Patriots to move up three spots and draft Oher.

Both Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw have strong ties to the South and similarities to the real life Tuohy family. Bullock’s father was from Alabama; she was born and raised in Virginia, was a high school cheerleader (like Collins Tuohy), dated a football player and attended college in North Carolina. McGraw was born, raised and attended college in Louisiana and loved playing sports as a kid even though he was unaware at the time that his biological father was a professional baseball player.

While the movie shows Collins Tuohy and Michael Oher studying together at home and school. Collins, an A student, rearranged her schedules, and dropped out of several advanced placement classes, to share more classes with Michael and help him graduate.

Two Nominations

Best Motion Picture
Best Actress ~ Sandra Bullock

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Nominated for Best Actress ~ Sandra Bullock ~The Blind Side

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Sandra BullockSandra Bullock is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading ladies. Bullock most recently starred with Bradley Cooper in the comedy “All About Steve,” which she also produced for her production company, Fortis Films. She also starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy smash hit “The Proposal,” which has grossed over $300 million worldwide. Bullock has also recently earned praise for her performances in such dramas as the Truman Capote biopic “Infamous,” in which she portrayed author Harper Lee, and the 2004 Oscar-winning Best Picture, “Crash,” directed by Paul Haggis, for which she shared in a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.

Bullock had already appeared in several acclaimed motion pictures when her breakthrough came in the 1994 runaway hit “Speed.” Her next two features, “While You Were Sleeping,” for which she earned her first Golden Globe nomination, for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical, and “The Net” were both critical and popular successes.
She later earned another Golden Globe nomination, for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical, for her performance in the hit comedy “Miss Congeniality,” which she also produced for Fortis Films. Under the Fortis Films banner, she has also produced and starred in “Hope Floats,” which marked her producing debut; “Practical Magic”; “Gun Shy”; “Two Weeks Notice,” opposite Hugh Grant; and “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.”

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side

Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side

Bullock’s additional film credits include starring roles in the psychological thriller “Premonition”; the romantic drama “The Lake House,” opposite Keanu Reeves; the comedy drama “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,” for first-time director Callie Khouri; and the thriller “Murder by Numbers,” which she also executive produced. Among her earlier credits are “Forces of Nature,” “28 Days,” the animated “The Prince of Egypt,” “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” “In Love and War,” “A Time to Kill,” “Two if by Sea,” “Wrestling Ernest Hemingway,” “Demolition Man,” “The Thing Called Love” and “The Vanishing.”

She made her debut as a writer/director with the short film “Making Sandwiches,” in which she also starred with Matthew McConaughey. The film debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

For television, Bullock served as an executive producer of the highly successful “The George Lopez Show,” which aired on ABC for six seasons and can currently be seen in syndication.

In addition to her Golden Globe nods and SAG Award, Bullock has received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, four MTV Movie Awards, an American Comedy Award, eight Teen Choice Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Female Movie Star. Additionally, in 1996 and again in 2001, Bullock was named ShoWest’s Female Star of the Year by the National Association of Theatre Owners.

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