A great film about selfless charity to others that uplifts the community.
A lovely film that touched my heart deeply. A stella performance by Sandra Bullock and great to see Kathy Bates featuring as well giving that touch of quirky character we've come to expect. Great flick.
I LOVED this movie even though I found the husband/father a bit insipid.
Enjoyable movie with good performances
Bertrand Russell - when asked about christians - 'I've got nothing against christians, I've just never met one ......this is a nice film about a family of christians that actually walks the walk
Hard to believe it is all true, but it is.
great movie to watch with kids over 10
A wonderful movie,great cast and heartwarming story.
Very moving - lovely true story.
Ok movie. No surprises. Well done
Loved it - much better then i had expected. Beautiful story of following your heart regardless of what other people think.
What can you say about one of the best movies to be released in recent years.
Sandra Bullock portrayed her role perfectly. What made this movie even more perfect was the fact that it was a true story about real people.
heartwarming tale of a family taking an young man abandoned by his family and giving him a chance at life. this was much better than I expected, somehow managed avoid being overly sweet or message driven
Fantastic film - totally unexpected
This movie was awesome. Sandra played her role perfectly and the story was beautiful, moving and inspiring. This is one I will watch again.
One of the best movies of all time!! Teaches each of us the arts of love & acceptance.
This movie is terrific and really beautiful. A very enjoyable film.
Really enjoyed it too! In fact the whole family enjoyed it even the husband.
A most enjoyable movie of a delightful family and their efforts to help someone far less fortunate than themselves. A portrait of love, respect and understanding.
Heart warming and definitely worth the watch!!!
An absolute delight and even better the second time round
Loved this movie, a tear jerker for sure.
Watch some of the real families interviews on youtube (Leigh Anne Tuohy)
Love the fact this is based on a true story.
A MUST SEE.
Maybe the movie version is a bit dramatised, but still the performance is superb and the story itself is very inspirational. Superb viewing.
I have watched this movie twice in the last few months and really enjoyed it. It is so much more than a white mother taking pity on a poor black boy. It is heart warming without being patronizing. Good acting.
I really enjoyed this. actually, i think that of all Sandra Bullock's movie, this is my fave. I loved her character in it - a strong, generous woman with high family values. A fairly simple, heart-warming story that for once, did not denigrate Christians.
Great movie. The fact that it was a true story is an example of compassion in the human spirit. Lovely movie.
This is one of the best movies I have seen. So well taken. Sandra Bullock in a great role. I have seen this a couple of time. A MUST WATCH
Absolutlely wonderful movie highly reccommend. Sandra Bulluck was outstanding. Thoroughly enjoy true stories and this was one of the best.
excellent movie showed how someone can make good in life as long as they have the appropriate supports around them and that person takes heed of that help
great, 5 stars. will watch and watch again. story told well with excellent acting brings this true story to life.
I loved watching this story unfold. The next weekend quite by accident we saw Michael play in the American play off's heading to the superbowl finals
This is a must see, a complete surprise but worth it!!!
Brilliant, heart felt true story. I wish all people could be this kind.
Brilliant movie. Bullock deserved the Oscar!
i was expecting so much more - kind of cant believe this film was nominated for an oscar - wow - they get it so wrong sometimes.
Wow! Wasn't expecting much but was totally surprised. A real good story.
Fantastic true story. Sandra Bullock is an excellent actress. Must-see movie
A real tear jerker. Great story and I loved that it was based on a real person.
Sandra is absolutely brilliant as the mother who comes across the young man who needs a home and education to then become a sports icon. This is based on a true story which makes it even more enjoyable to see the outcome. A feel good movie.
Really enjoyed this, as did my teenage boys.
Very much enjoyed this movie and if anyone is wondering, it's not actually a movie about football. Sandra Bullock was sassy and I'm a fan of Kathy Bates who steals any scene she's in. Highly recommend this movie.
It's great that this movie is based on a real life event. It's something positive in this divided world to know that this event did take place. That a white southern wasp can take in large african american boy and give him a home with no strings attached. Sandra Bullock is very good as the snappy, bossy but ultimately good hearted women. The Blind Side also doesn't revert to stereotype by opening up the other members of her family to ridicule as other movies have. It's all done with great respect. Kudos to all really.
What a great movie, and loved that it is a true story.
Great movie, Sandra is a power house.
A very moving true story told with humour and wit. Sandra Bullock was mesmerisingly brilliant.
OK but nothing to rave over.
Loved it. Nice to watch a movie based on a real life event that has a happy ending, a good message and it leaves you with a positive feeling too (for a change). There is so much doom and gloom in the world that the occasional 'feel good' movie is like a breath of fresh air.
love this movie seen it a few times and will keep watching it, its a very beautiful movie based on a true story recommend watching
strong story line ruined by the american movie process, no realism here!
Loved it. Gotta love a true story. Sandra Bullock was wonderful. Full of laughter & tears. Will watch it again and again.
xlnt movie, makes you take stock of your own life and family. thoroughly enjoyed this one
What a great movie, and it is a true story. Very well cast.
beautifull movie based on true story, sandra bullock playes a tremendous part would highly recomend this
Heartwarming true story. Loved it.
I loved this movie! very moving. My husband and 9 year old daughter also loved it.
I think I would have liked to know this was a true story up front becuase it would have made a big difference to how I viewed the first 75% of this movie. It was a good watch but, for me, it didn't take off until the complication right toward the end (ironically the same point at which the film opens). Great performance from the husband and son, particularly, but Bullock stood out too much in the 'soccer mom' role and made her hard to buy.
A beautiful story, we can all learn from it.
Very touching story the end is fairly predictable however the acting is great, well worth watching.
Most touching and philanthropic true story movie to see in a long time.
A really touching storyline, which has even more meaning when you discover it is based on a true story. Wonderful acting and cinematography, definitely recommend it.
Great movie, great acting..
What a fantastic movie, a bit of a tear jerker though. Was hesitant to watch it at first as I thought it was going to be one of those real American Sports movie. But now I am so glad I watched it and would highly recommend it.
This is the best new movie i have seen since i dont know when I just loved Sandra bullock this is the best pic she has ever mad and tim magraw is just a hunk
Excellent excellent movie - great messages - knowing it was true - what a woman!!
Too unbelievable on many occasions. Not really enough story for a full length feature.
This is such a beautiful and touching story of a homeless kid adopted by the family of a famous footballer. Very good movie.
What a fantastic heart warming story, really well portrayed too, we all loved it.
Brilliant movie. Loved the actors and storyline.
A great movie, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great story. It was very nice to watch a movie that was basically just a really pleasant movie.
A really different role for Sandra Bullock which prived she can do more than dumb rom-coms
Great movie - my husband picked it because he loves football but I enjoyed it as well as it was a very good story.
Fantastic- loved it - couldn't help but cry at some injustices in the world.
Very moving story, exceptionally acted by Bullock. Never felt like it descended into melodrama.
Great Movie for all the family, movie kept a good and interesting pace all the way through.
Even not knowing American Football rules and tactics, still a thoughtful and engaging story.
excellent movie loved it right too the end
Sandra Bullock rules, okay!
A great family movie which should be compulsory viewing in school for all 14 year olds and over.
I love Sandra Bullock , this movie was great & the acting superb.
Great inspiration filled movie.
What an amazing movie. Loved it. A must see!
A heart warming true story great for all the family. What an inspiration that mother was.
Wasnt so sure about this one when it started, but one of the best ive seen for a while. Funny at times, sad at times but leaves you feeling anything is possible.
what a great movie,i wish more caring to fellow humans
Definitely a feel good movie. Sandra Bullock was fantastic as were the other actors. I'm not a sporting fan either but often find these movies have such a strong story behind them that the sport aspect is almost irrelevant. Totally recommend this one.
Excellent story, tear jerker but also made you think about your own circumstances. Sandra Bullock fantastic as always. A great family movie about acceptance of all.
This was a really nice movie and well worth the watch.
Great, loved it, and a tear-jerker.
Brilliant from the very beginning. I am not a sports fan (at all), but I loved this movie for it's reach into the human spirit asking us to question why we do what we do and how much are we actually prepared to pay to extend kindness to another life.
If you liked 'Million Dollar Baby', this is definately worth seeing.
Fantastic movie - everyone in the family thoroughly enjoyed it!
Sandra Bullock was fabulous.
i loved this movie so much i went out & bought it... sandra bullock is brilliant in the role, making the character so believable..a movie to make you think about what you can do to improve someone's life
Great film re tolerance & love of underpriveliged & racial understanding
Loved it loved loved it. What a heart warming story.
Excellent. Great acting, great storyline.
Great movie, didn't want it to end. Loved Sandra Bullock's character.
Not at all what i was expecting from the description....a lot better!
Great story - and a true story. Nice touch with the real people at the end. Definately worth getting out.
Great feel good movie, Sandra bullock is great in this movie and the story line was lovely
Powerful movie with a powerful message
Love this flick. Wonderful story. Sandra Bullock is fabulous in this role, humorous with a lot of heart.
Great movie. Loved the story and the acting. Sandra Bullock was fabulous.
Sandra at her best but the youngest son stole the show for me.
Best movie I've seen in a long time.
We enjoyed this movie up to a point. We had to guess much of the story because the American accents were difficult to understand. We would like to read the real story on which the film was based.
A really moving movie.Loved it.
Great movie with Sandra Bullock. Worthwhile to watch!
I think this was one of the best movies I have seen. Great acting performances and wonderful directing leave you feeling empathy for most of the characters.
Had seen this movie before but it still was worth watching again. Loved it enormously,great acting, fantastic feel good story. And hey it was true. Excellent.
Excellent movie. Can see why Sandra Bullock got the Oscar, wonderful performance. Did not realize it is a true story until the end. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it. Keep the tissues handy though!
Beautiful Movie. Love Sandra Bullocks character. Made all the more moving by the fact its based on a true family :)
A great movie that covers love, hope,happiness
Simply fantastic. Tears in my eyes nearly all through te movie.
Brilliant. I had tears in my eyes. We are so blind to how others suffer and the lives they have. We just assume everyone has a happy childhood. Even better knowing it was a true story.
A story with nothing special about it. We all have struggles...
great movie! I think I enjoyed it more because it was a true story.
Sandra Bullock never ceases to amaze me, she is a great actress.
Watched it with a few other people and everyone like it, so I would definitely recommend this one.
quick service great movie
Loved it! Such a wonderful true story...was pulled in from the beginning.
Highly recommended viewing.
awesome movie, bit of a tear jerker... wanted to me bring all the homeless kids home and help them too :)
A tad drawn out for my liking.. maybe I will watch it again sometime later in the future
Beautiful and uplifting - loved it
Loved it...Great movie for a night in!!!
This was an interesting story. The acting of the child was not great, but the rest of the cast were. The storyline was a bit weak in parts, patchy and strung together, but overall was well worth watching. I enjoyed it :)
I really enjoyed watching, it was lovely.
The Best movie I have seen in a long time. I could watch this again.
This was a great film and excellent acting.
never got to see it, dvd was faulty
its good to watch a true story and have a happy ending it was very heart warming
wondered how interesting this would be when i read the blurband saw it was about American Football, but it turned out to be a great movie on life (with not too much emphasis on football specifically). shows that a great movie doesn't have to be a box office headliner.
What a beautiful story - fabulous wholesome family entertainment. This is what makes a person, family, community and a country!
The best movie that Sandra Bullock has ever made. It made me cry and smile that someone would be that caring and go to that much effort to help to a complete stranger. Ms Bullock should be very proud of this movie performance.
A top class movie, emotional but the best Sandra Bullock movie shes ever made!
Great film. Very happy to recommend.
one of the best movies I have seen in a long time just kept watching it
This was a great family movie.
This is one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time. If you haven't seen this movie then you must. Sandra Bullock was fantastic and the movie had some great funny moments even thought the story line is quite gripping.
Best movie we've seen for a long time. Thoroughly recommend it.
Good feel movie. Makes want to pick-up some lost soul out in the streets and make them live with you............
Standard American movie with everything you'd expect
Great inspirational movie.
Outstanding and not as trite as it appears. Bullock was less comic and formulaic in this role than others she has played. Seriously worth watching again.
Really enjoyed this interpretation of a true story, great job by Sandra Bullock to play a truly strong woman.
Fantastic, really a surprise, I didn't realize it was a story of a famous American Football Hero and thought i wouldn't enjoy it, but its more about his life and struggles to get there. If you love true storyies about people you will love it. If you hate football you will still love it, just make a cuppa when the game is on. Despite the drawn out filming of the football game in the end you realize it really needed to be that long to explain the story. A great movie to share with teenagers who don't think they have got what it takes to succeed, will encourage them to never give up.
Absolutely brilliant, Sandra Bullock really owned her character.
We as a family loved it. If only everyone could be like her, it would make the world a happier place.
a beautiful story of love, hope, second chances, a story that is inspiring with outstanding performances from all actors.
Superb movie. I did not expect to like it, but i loved it. Made me laugh and cry.
What can I say?! Loved this Film! And it was fit to deserve the award!
Fantastic.........loved it !
Sweet movie, really great acting. The fact it's based on a true story turns it from good to great. Nice to think there's a bit of heart somewhere in the world.
Probably a dramatisation of actual events but this movie would be one of the best tear-jerkers I have ver watched. Definitely fits into the "chick-flick" genre. Guys, pick this flick if you want to impress, or get closer, to your girl. She will most assuredly think you are the sensitive type.
Sandra Bullock was a great choice for this part. Great movie for all the family.
All I can say is ---A Fantastic and enjoyable movie. I would never have imagined to be so from the title
Very good movie recommend it
I really enjoyed this movie. Sandra Bullock played a really good part. Would recommend this to anyone
Enjoyable movie.Sandra Bullock at her best.
I watched the movie with my mum and we both enjoyed it very much. Even had a little cry.
it was great...thankyou
This is one of the best movies I've seen, it's a must see.
Good story, you could see how Sandra's character was a stiff house wife then mellowed into a better woman.
I thought sandra did a good job with this movie.
I felt i wasnt going to like this movie when it started. Not much of a sport fanatic, prefer playing than watching. So i found the first part of the movie hard going and not knowing much about the sport a little boring. But then they get to the real reason this movie was made based on a true story and how a well to do mother takes a not so well to do boy and gives him a life. well worth the watch and i quite liked it. If you like movies based on true stories then this is for you. Sandra Bullock did an excellent job as did her co stars. really 4 1/2 stars.
An excellent movie of someone giving a helping hand to a less disadvantaged person and no racial barriers what so ever. Wish there were more people like this.
loved the movie, guess I am just old fashion love good stories, thank you
Brilliant. An inspiring story of what can be accomplished when people work together to help others achieve the-possible-just-beyond-reach. Well acted, well paced, and well worth the time watching it.
Really enjoyed this movie. Sandra Bullock was great and it was good to be able to see the "real" people the movie was about at the end.
This is the feel good movie of the year should have taken best picture instead of the hurt locker as it was so sad and disturbingly realistic. This is a ture story that makes it so much better amazingly acted but Sandra Bullock. This is something the whole family can watch and be happy they watched it. Showing some of the actual people during the credits also made you realise how touching it really is. 4.5/5
Great feel-good film. A little schmaltzy , but very enjoyable. Sandra Bullock rocks...
a beautiful story, acted very well, bieng a true story, it is a pity more of the like doesent happen, about a homeless young man who is befriended by a rick young lady, where he is envited into their household for a short time ,and is accepted into their hearts as part of their family
A little too sugary and feel good for my taste, but it was better than most of these types of movies. Sandra Bullock was very good in the role, but she didn't deserve an Oscar for it.
Strong story, thefact that it was based on a true story made it fantastic (seeing the pics of the 'real' people while the credits played was probably the highlight for me. I was able to fastforward through the football scenes (didn't do it for me) and I did get a tad annoyed with the little brother character - he was a bit twee - but enough good, strong elements for me to recommend to people as a renter, not a keeper.
Fantastic movie, true stroy of many other people out there. We loved it!!!
Loved this movie. It was touching...and the fact that it was based on a true story made it even more touching!
Great family film. Our kids watched this movie 3 or 4 times. When I sent it back they asked where it was - they wanted to watch it again. Leaves you thinking that there really are good people out there.
Fantastic and heart-warming
loved it loved it loved it.
OK OK 4 stars?????????. BUT I have to say they could have added more suspense / substance to the script to make it a classic 5. Eg The mother visiting the black ghetto had so much potential, as did her conflict with her snobbish friends, and the school involvement especially with the children being so understanding and accepting of the situation. So much material to work with. Bullock was good but not Academy award material, the visit and confrontation at the ghetto was a bit improbable. Quinton Aaron portrayal was bland and required more effort, and Australians viewers would not know the parade of celebrity American coaches playing themselves, that detracted. I did enjoy seeing the actual people involved during the credits, and they obviously did a wonderful thing for a homeless boy. I realize it is a true story so they have to stick with the facts but I thought it was all a bit TAME it had so much potential for a quality script writer but they chose the safe version and it just rolled alone. OK maybe I am over reacting but it could have been a CLASSIC film in the vein of To kill a Mockingbird.!!. Overall good family entertainment and a good lesson for all (especially teenagers ) about acceptance, tolerance, compassion and understanding. See what you think ?
Terrific. Superb acting by all. Highly recommended.
Really well done, a little bit too sweet at times. Hopefully will change some peoples attitude towards poverty.
Excellent movie. Maybe it will change some rich peoples attitude towards people in need.
Really impresssed by this movie, will pull on your heart strings, but enlightening to know there are still good people out there. Even my husband thought it was good - it was funny and emotional.
The very best DVD off the year
Loved Sandra Bullock in this heart-warming film suitable for all the family and chock full of thought-provoking moments. Get it.
FANTASTIC. I actually told people to rent this?
Fantastic movie, great story, it had me hooked right from the start. Well done Sandra Bullock (not sure about the blonde hair though).
I loved this movie. Fantastic, up lifting, what a story fantastic. Highly recommend this movie to whoever gets the chance to see it. Best movie I've seen in a long time.
This movie was recommended to me by friends aged between 11years and 50 years.... but that made me a bit nervous - I'm the one who wouldn't see Sound of Music because everyone else loved it - BUT this is really worth watching. I love movies based on true stories and this story has everything. Also, Sandra Bullock is marvellous, not her usual sort of role but she does it soooo well you wonder why she's been wasted in light comedies. This movie will change the way you view others and is a must see.
Absolutely enjoyable movie, would definately watch this again and highly recommend it for viewing.
Brilliant movie - understand now why Bullock won 1st prize for this flic
well acted, especially Bullock and this true story is brought believingly to the big screen
I’ll give her credit for being consistent! I have never seen a good Sandra Bullock movie, and this is no exception.
a must watch film Bullock is not only hot as a blonde but acting as well worth the oscar
Certainly worth a look. Based on a true story. Re-instates your faith in human nature.
very heartwarming, must watch. the characters are very easy to fall in love with.
A really beautiful movie - as usual Sandra Bullock was fantastic - probably even more so in this one. Really wonderful in every way.
One of the best movies l have seen in a long time, one l will add to my collection well done Sandra.
absolutely loved it, i will be buying this dvd to add to my collection
I must say that Sandra Bullock was amazing in this movie as well as Quinton Aaron it's amazing to think this is a true story we need more movies like this one .i would give it a 10 but it only goes to 5 a must see movie for all the family. ( you might find out that you have a heart )
An honest to goodness heartfelt movie that has no language/sex or violence and is so the better for it. Obviously the original family were just amazing generous loving people. I thought that Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw were great protrayals of the parents. honestly "Kudos" to the casting director.All the charactors seemed perfectly cast.EVen if you aren't overly interested in football, this movie still has so much to offer on so many levels.
Amazing what a little love and compassion can achieve. The only downside to this movie is, I think Sandra Bullock and her husband in the movie were not the totally best choices to play the parents of Michael, unless of course they reflect the actual parents of Michael in real life. Anyway the script and story is what makes it a 5 star movie not the actors in this one...
This is a wonderful movie, Sandra Bullock has surpassed herself brilliantly and shows she is so much more than a comic asctress. I usually find true stories can be a little boring/tame but this one held my interest from start to finish. It is warm, touching, real, sometimes funny while NOT being just another a 'chick' flic, plenty of sport scenes while not over taking from the storyline. A really great family movie and highly recommend it for a great evenings viewing.
I loved this heart warming movie! Made all the better for being based on a true story.
It gets you thinking. Definately worth watching!!
Loved this feel good movie and all the better for it being a true story. It was great to see the actual people at the end! Highly recommend this.
One of those movies that I enjoyed watching but appreciated even more when I went away and thought about it.
Sandra Bullock does a good job, but her Mississippi accent is a bit over bearing. Only a small distraction from a good movie.
Sandra deserved her oscar for this.
Amazing Movie! Brings a warmth to your heart. =)