Monday, January 18, 2010

A Global Blowout

I will pay someone to explain to me... no no, convince me, that Sandra Bullock did a good acting job in The Blind Side. I understand why the movie has made boat loads of money, people want to see an uplifting story, quality of content be damned. But Bullock's performance is so over-the-top, so unrealistic, so hokey-pokey, that I simply do not understand her awards attention. The only “justifiable” excuse I've heard is: "Well she's been around for a while, so this is her chance to gain some real positive attention." Oh bullshit.

Here's the thing: I actually like Bullock as a person. In interviews (or even in her speech last night) she is always humble and honest. She seems like a really cool woman, and I've even enjoyed her in certain roles (Speed, Crash), but The Blind Side, and her performance in it, is a crock, a complete and utter crock.

I've been hearing that Best Actress is now between Bullock and Meryl Streep (for the painstakingly boring Julie and Julia).

Jesus, I guess I was the only one that saw Carey Mulligan in An Education, or Gabourey Sidibe in Precious?

At least Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress promise to be worthy.

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