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Review: 'The Blind Side' - Football Family Fare Stars Child Actors Jae Head and Lily Collins

November 13, 2009

Treading on dangerous territory, Disney did football and made the unforgettable Remember The Titans. Prejudice, diversity, Denzel – it was all quite riveting.

That movie’s success led to Radio, one of the most embarrassing, handicapped attempts at an inspirational family football flick this side of Air Bud: Golden Receiver.

Leave the inspiration to the masters of family fare.

Painting a family portrait of a sport paved on power, blood and broken bones is easier said than done. Most of the classics, including The Longest Yard, North Dallas Forty and All The Right Moves, stipple unforgettable sketches of the sport by diving face-first into the vices that make and break careers and looking past the pupils of these gridiron gladiators.

So if you’re going to make a football movie without any of that, it better have one hell of an inspirational story. Fortunately, The Blind Side does. Read More