Director: John Lee Hancock Cast: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Adriane Lenox, Kathy Bates, Catherine Dyer, Andy Stahl, Tom Nowicki, Libby Whittemore, Brian Hollan, Melody Weintraub
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sandra Bullock)
Also Nominated For: Best Picture
I First Saw In: 2009
Synopsis: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Did You Know? This was the first film marketed with a sole actress’s name above the title to gross over $200 million.
Quotables: LEIGH ANN: No, you hear me, bitch: you threaten my son, you threaten me. You so much as cross into downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with D.A., I’m a member of the N.R.A., and I’m always packing.
And now a Word from the Guise:
I enjoyed this movie, but I don’t know if I would consider it one of the best films of the year. It’s a feel-good, inspirational film just like every other sports movie. I am glad that with this film Sandra Bullock finally received her first Oscar nomination and subsequent win. I’ve always loved Sandra Bullock and thought it astounding that she’d never been nominated. She definitely made this movie much more entertaining than it would have been otherwise.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233