THE BLIND SIDE
I thoroughly enjoyed this mainstream piece of predictable fluff, mainly because—you guessed it—Sandra Bullock hits it out of the park. She is so engaging and likeable that she single-handedly turns a movie-of-the-week into a bonafide Oscar contender. The Blind Side has humor, heart and heft and never dumbs it down. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone that it raked it in at the box office.