Did you watch the Oscars last night? I tried to. I really did, but I got bored after only about five minutes.
Plus, I thought the whole shebang started an hour earlier than they really did and ended up watching 60 Minutes with el esposo and the kids because they were profiling the two most famous bull fighters in Spain who happen to be (super cute) brothers. I was kidding when I nudged el esposo and said, "hey, do you know them?" And he answers back, "Well, not the brothers, but their family lived down the block. I played with their cousins all the time." Gotta love small town Spain. But back to the Oscars.
So, I didn't watch. But of course I now know who won and I'm terribly relieved that Avatar didn't win Best Picture. And I was secretly thrilled that Sandra Bullock won Best Actress. I haven't even seen The Blind Side, but I really like Sandra Bullock. I think she's highly underrated in Hollywood.
I am really intrigued by all of the good press/bad press The Blind Side has received. I'm also noticing how certain people don't want to admit they liked the film, because it just seems like too much of a cliche, too perfect, too White people saving the wild Black Negro. But now that the movie has the official Oscar glow, perhaps people will allow themselves to enjoy the feel-good movie for what it is: A feel good movie based on a real-life story. I think if people can accept that, and then read what really happened to NFL star, Michael Oher, then we're okay. The movie really is just a movie, it's like real life, but airbrushed and smoothed over.
If you want to hear Michael Oher's take on things, start with this USA Today article.
So, tell me. Did you see the Blind Side? What did you think?
I'm listening. I will definitely see the film when it comes out on video...at my local library.