More than the actors and actresses including Sandra Bullock, the movie is the star. Actually, the movie is a five star affair. It is based on a true story (the best kind of movie from my point of view).
The Blind Side is a truly American story. It’s the story of poor black kid from the projects being helped by a successful white family. The mother takes a personal interest in this young man out of pure Christian love and helps him to develop his full potential. She provides and opportunity and the resources. The movie in many ways in antithetical to the horrors of life being lived in much of the inner cities today.
Although the movie is not political, I must make the following observation. Ever since the meddling misguided Great Society welfare system was birthed, which actually helped to destroy the black family making the father expendable and actually constructed a system that encouraged his absence, there has been an assault on the minority community. Welfare is not working. Education is deplorable and even contributes to keeping most of the children in public schools from escaping the ghetto. Add to it the modern day eugenic Planned Parenthood clinics hell-bent on destroying black babies, you have a serious problem. Someone breaking free from these shackles is a miracle.
One lone mother along with her children and family showered this young black man with love and helped to lift him out of the gang and drug infested environment. That is the story of The Blind Side. It shows the potential of one person going out of her or his way to help another human being to reach his God-ordained purpose and potential in life. Wow, what a exemplary case study!
The Blind Side is more than a sports story. It is more than a social commentary. It is more than a feel good flick. Yes, the story ends with a gifted athlete becoming an NFL football player, but it more that financial success, more than the accolades and glory that come with stardom. It is the story of demonstrating a godly concern for one’s neighbor. It is a demonstration of unselfish charity, hope and faith. It is a powerful modern day parable of the good soccer mom who thinks and acts out of the box. It is a story of what a family can accomplish through simple sharing, love and unity.
I would highly recommend this uplifting and inspiring movie to all ages and every family. In many respects it runs counter to our present godless, self-absorbed culture. However, it shows what love, respect, and honor can do. It demonstrates the genuine Christian and a genuine American value system, which seems so foreign today.
I would rate The Blind Side movie ***** out of ***** for the solid, inspiring, authentic and moral message that it brings. It is worth purchasing and re-watching many times.