Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Blind Side- a different opinion
I agree with Sheila- I loved the movie too. I cried like an old lady all the way through the second half. It’s a true story and a great story about putting aside stereotypes and doing the right thing. Something about it troubled me though and I couldn’t quite pinpoint where that little mental discomfort was located until tonight. When Sheila wrote that she would like her children to see it when they were older, I wasn’t so sure that I would take mine. I figured out why when I was talking to my husband, Ron, who hasn’t seen it yet. How can you find fault with something that is true and noble? What has been bothering me is that the movie reinforces racial stereotypes. Maybe I’m too sensitive and looking for hidden prejudice, but I’d like to see more balance in the stories chosen to inspire us. Am I just weird?