April 10, 2010

Blind Side

Filed under: Movies — pearsey @ 5:22 pm

Thought I’d review Blind Side, even though I saw it a few weeks ago – so I may have forgotten the names of some of the characters!

The basic outline of the story is that Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband Sean take in a homeless kid from the other side of the city. Michael Oher was 17, had been in and out of foster homes and was now basically on the scrap heap. So they took him in and looked after him, helped him, broke through his barriers, helped him get an education and made him part of the family.

Anyway, the twist was… something happened and somebody said to him that they only did it because he could play football – which wasn’t true because they didn’t even know he could play – they did it just to help him.

So Michael went back to his old hunting ground looking for his real mum – who of course is long gone – was into drugs, didn’t even know who Michael’s father was. Leigh Anne went looking for him and was threatened by the guys hanging around the area – bad side of town in the US – you would’ve seen a similar situation on most movie set. That’s when Leigh Anne says “If you so much as set foot downtown, you will be sorry. I’m in a prayer group with the D.A., I’m a member of the NRA and I’m always packing”.

Thought it was cool that she mentioned the prayer group first – she could’ve just said she knew the D.A., but instead mentioned that she was in a prayer group. If only christians realised the power of prayer. It’s more powerful than being in the NRA! We pray from a position of power and authority (Eph 1:17-23), can come boldly to the throne of grace and have all of heaven on our side!

Blind Side! Worth having a look if you’re looking for something to watch.


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