Sneak Peak

Thanks to Smart Cents Mom, I found out about how to get free passes to a sneak peak for the movie, The Blind Side. Eric and I went last night and loved it!

It is the story of Michael Oher, who was essentially taken in off the streets by a Briarcrest couple (played by Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw), who saw a need and used what God had given them and did something about it. They took him in as one of their own children, and it turned his life around! He began playing football at Briarcrest (interestly enough, I just found out that he played while I attended high school at ECS, Briarcrest's biggest rival!), went on to play at Ole Miss, and is now playing for the Ravens in the NFL.

The movie is captivating, touching, and humorous! I highly recommend this! While the movie is rated PG13, I felt that it was MUCH cleaner than a lot of PG movies. This is a great family movie choice, coming out just in time for Thanksgiving! It releases on November 20, and since I realize MOST all of you will be seeing New Moon that day =), you can plan on seeing this one the following weekend over Thanksgiving!

I will note that while the movie does make it obvious that the family are Christians and the private school is a Christian school, there is no overt Christian message other than "doing this is the 'Christian' thing to do". Ah.. I guess that's Hollywood for you! Nevertheless, it was no disappointment!


  1. I'm so excited a/b this one! Finally, a new Sandra Bullock movie!

  2. I am so glad that you got to go to the movie! I list those great free tickets but I live so far away from the big cities! Thanks for the great review. I always like to hear what real people think of movies and not just what the critics think.