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'THE BLIND SIDE' GETS 'BEST PIC' NOM

By / 02.02.10

The Blind Side, that one football movie that I’m trying like Hell to not see, was nominated for an Oscar in the “Best Picture” category. Hey, was there an “Absolutely Nothing Like The Book” category? Because I say it would be a shoo-in for that. If you haven’t read it, the book took a critical and analytical look at how football teams valuate talent, specifically at the offensive line position. The high school and college journey of Ole Miss guard Michael Oher–now with the Baltimore Ravens–was sort of the personification of that. But all the good stuff was ripped out of the film adaptation, leaving a Sandra Bullock vehicle that’s been garnering critical acclaim.

Sandra Bullock is so thoroughly unspectacular that you couldn’t possibly have an opinion about this. Remember that South Park episode where the boys get diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin, and the next thing you know they’re at a Phil Collins concert? Sandra Bullock’s movies are like that. –FilmDrunk.

So it’s not a consensus. If anyone has seen it, drop us a comment about it. If you haven’t, then tell us how terrible it is, anyway. If Sandra Bullock really wants that 90 minutes of my life, she can pry them out of my cold, dead hands. Uh, so to speak.


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