Starring: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates and Quinton
Story: Teenager Michael Oher is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy. 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. (Warner Bros.)
Rated: PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references
Bottom Line: Like all good sports-dramas THE BLIND SIDE does a great job of not cheesing things up too much and keeping the story easily accessible. Although somewhat predictable, it’ll lift your spirits and maybe even make you shed a tear. After goin’ scoreless for the first three quarters of the year, Sandra finally scores a heartfelt Touchdown. Bullock FTW!