"the blind side" isn't bad but is nothing but a pop movie. The premise of adaption from true story which might be written in poster, is the only thing to convince audience its reality. Anything esle about the plot is absolutely pale and shallow. Its main function is to comfort people by the filtered inspirational story but ignore anything bad. That's ok, surely, don't be so sreious. and by its nomination by AMPAS shows the commercial essence of the academy again.