Thursday, September 23, 2010

Movie worth watching

Two nights ago my family watched a DVD of The Blind Side, for which Sandra Bullock received an Academy Award as best actress.
The movie is quite funny and inspiring. It does raise significant issues of social justice and racism and how they interact with sport, both for good and bad.

There is an interesting extract in the New York Times from the book on which the movie is based. I found it interesting that this is one of the few cases of a movie which very closely follows the true story.

To me the story underscored the value of the requirements that US college athletes have to keep a minimum academic standard in order to play. I think this is clearly in their best interest.

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