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TexasRN
11-28-2009, 12:43 PM
We went and saw it last night. It has been getting great reviews and the people I know that have seen it rave about it. Well I was a little disappointed. It's a great feel good story. It is really cool that it's true, this guy lived this life and was taken in by that family. But there wasn't nearly enough football in it. It was mostly a light, fluffy piece to tug at your heartstrings some but wasn't nearly the feel good movie that Rudy or Remember The Titans was for me. It's not a waste of money at all but be prepared what the movie really is.


~Amy

bradwright
11-28-2009, 12:59 PM
We went and saw it last night. It has been getting great reviews and the people I know that have seen it rave about it. Well I was a little disappointed. It's a great feel good story. It is really cool that it's true, this guy lived this life and was taken in by that family. But there wasn't nearly enough football in it. It was mostly a light, fluffy piece to tug at your heartstrings some but wasn't nearly the feel good movie that Rudy or Remember The Titans was for me. It's not a waste of money at all but be prepared what the movie really is.


~Amy

my wife and I are going to see it tonight, (so she tells me) i just hope i can stay awake through this one.:wink:

TENNESSEAN
11-28-2009, 10:03 PM
It isn't a football movie But it was good. A nice family and sports turned that boys life around.
That's exactly what FIGHTING FOR KIDS is all about. Giving "children of the state" the chance to do things we all take for granted.

TexasRN
11-29-2009, 12:10 PM
It isn't a football movie But it was good. A nice family and sports turned that boys life around.
That's exactly what FIGHTING FOR KIDS is all about. Giving "children of the state" the chance to do things we all take for granted.

Absolutely!!! It was a good movie and I do recommend seeing it but I wanted more football or something. :laugh:


~Amy

CAMPO
11-30-2009, 02:25 PM
my wife and I are going to see it tonight, (so she tells me) i just hope i can stay awake through this one.:wink:

I'm interested in seeing it too...but we ended up going to see (and almost falling asleep! :scared0015: after the first hour and a half of) "2012"...it would have been a good action flick if they would have shortened it!!! Geesh!!
Anyway, I wanna see The Blind Side... I like "feel good" movies

billwilliams70
11-30-2009, 03:37 PM
I think that it was wrongly reviewed as a 'football movie'. I know that there was one commercial for it that stated a big reviewer claimed "this is how football movies should be made". I think that was done to draw some folks in that might not have seen it otherwise.

Good movie though. I saw it yesterday.

The Ravens played on Sunday Night Football last night against the Steelers (and won for those Steelers fans out there) and Michael Oher was interviewed by Bob Costas. Good interview too. Bob Costas did mention that Oher stated that he understands the Hollywood additions to the movie but said that he knew how to play football when he came to the school and that he was more intellectual than he was portrayed.

Later.

Chuck
11-30-2009, 10:02 PM
.....The Ravens played on Sunday Night Football last night against the Steelers (and won for those Steelers fans out there)

We know Bill... We know!!!! :cry:

Silverback
12-01-2009, 12:03 AM
My 2 youngest son's,(12 and 16) and I went to see it last week, we loved it, Sandra Bullock did a wonderful job, ( but whats not to like when you see her) yea would have loved more football, but I think that may have took a little off where they was going with it. I just enjoyed being with my son's, and they picked it, said Dad it's a football movie, so go figure.:cool:

Bonnie
12-26-2009, 10:23 AM
I think that it was wrongly reviewed as a 'football movie'. I know that there was one commercial for it that stated a big reviewer claimed "this is how football movies should be made". I think that was done to draw some folks in that might not have seen it otherwise.

Good movie though. I saw it yesterday.

The Ravens played on Sunday Night Football last night against the Steelers (and won for those Steelers fans out there) and Michael Oher was interviewed by Bob Costas. Good interview too. Bob Costas did mention that Oher stated that he understands the Hollywood additions to the movie but said that he knew how to play football when he came to the school and that he was more intellectual than he was portrayed.

Later.

We just saw it. I really liked it. I wondered how much license the film makers took with the story and was hoping they portrayed it as close to Oher's life as possible. Loved Sandra Bullock. I heard they had offered the part to Julia Roberts first; I'm glad she turned it down.

Football or no....I think it's one of the best movies I've seen this year.

Silverback
12-26-2009, 01:28 PM
We just saw it. I really liked it. I wondered how much license the film makers took with the story and was hoping they portrayed it as close to Oher's life as possible. Loved Sandra Bullock. I heard they had offered the part to Julia Roberts first; I'm glad she turned it down.

Football or no....I think it's one of the best movies I've seen this year.

I agree with you about the movie, it is very rare that when a movie is over that people jump right up and head for the door, this however no one moved till the screen went black, watched it with my 2 youngest sons and enjoyed every minute of it, and they picked it. Sandra Bullock is something to look at, I must say.:whip::whip::whip:

donaldbreland
12-27-2009, 09:49 PM
I thought it was a very good movie. It was way more than just another football movie. This is a movie about true hope in America. I liked the fact that they showed less football and more of the family helping out. This is exactly what kind of movies Hollywood needs to make. Great movie and people should go watch it twice.

Miss Foxy
12-28-2009, 02:08 PM
I loved this movie!! I cried a few times though to see how different some people are raised and how big some peoples hearts can be :cry:....Very good movie..