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Vanessa Williams "Bashes" 'The Blind Side' on 'The View'

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Re: Vanessa Williams "Bashes" 'The Blind Side' on 'The View'

I love Vanessa but I dont share her opinion on this. It's not as if The Blind Side was fiction. Its based on a true story. Should someone not get to have their story told because they happen to have been helped/taken in by a white family.

I enjoyed watching the film and wasnted all offended by it.
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That's really interesting.

When I first heard the premise of the film, I thought the very same thing as Vanessa. Someone asked me to go and see it with him, and I replied that I would just wait until Dangerous Minds/Finding Forrester/Freedom Writers (etc. etc. etc) re-aired for free on cable.

But, I have haven't seen the film, while many of my friends have (some of whom are very sensitive to issues of race), and I have to say I've only heard good things about it. So I backed off with my negative impressions, at least until I can judge for myself. And I think in this case maybe Vanessa should have at least seen the film before criticising it.

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As long as Michael Oher doesn't feel that way about his upbringing, it doesn't matter what Vanessa Williams or anyone else thinks.

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She has a point in that the film should be more about the failures of "the system" towards homeless kids rather than about the great work of one Christian Republican family. But somehow, if that were the case, I think it would've made A LOT LESS money than it did at the box office.

I can't remember where I read it and I don't know the details but Michael Oher apparently said that the film took a lot of liberties in retelling his "true story".
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at first glance I thought the topic was Venus Williams bashes the Blind side on the View.

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at first glance I thought the topic was Venus Williams bashes the Blind side on the View.

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That's what I thought at first too. That happens to me ALL THE TIME! We might be dyslexic.
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That's what I thought at first too. That happens to me ALL THE TIME! We might be dyslexic.
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well this movie hasn't been officially released in UK yet..I would wait to see the movie and make my own judgment

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As long as Michael Oher doesn't feel that way about his upbringing, it doesn't matter what Vanessa Williams or anyone else thinks.
This.

After watching the clip, Vanessa just seemed really bitter and it was a classless statement. If you havent seen the movie, you really should not be making ignorant comments about it. I saw the film and I really liked it.

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She's right. The film is a horrible, stereotypical mess and really not that good at all, IMO. Nothing less than what I would expect from Hollywood though. They salivate over these type of stories.
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I love Vanessa Williams, but strongly disagree with her stance on the story. Race is not a issue unless we make it one, and Vanessa is clearly making race an issue with these statements. Take the color away from the story and it is a story of a family helping a homeless kid. When American starts thinking like this, we will be much better off as a country.

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She has a point in that the film should be more about the failures of "the system" towards homeless kids rather than about the great work of one Christian Republican family. But somehow, if that were the case, I think it would've made A LOT LESS money than it did at the box office.

I can't remember where I read it and I don't know the details but Michael Oher apparently said that the film took a lot of liberties in retelling his "true story".
Michael was mainly talking about the scenes that showed the Tuohy family teaching him how to play football. He said he had been playing since he was eight.

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That's really interesting.

When I first heard the premise of the film, I thought the very same thing as Vanessa. Someone asked me to go and see it with him, and I replied that I would just wait until Dangerous Minds/Finding Forrester/Freedom Writers (etc. etc. etc) re-aired for free on cable.

But, I have haven't seen the film, while many of my friends have (some of whom are very sensitive to issues of race), and I have to say I've only heard good things about it. So I backed off with my negative impressions, at least until I can judge for myself. And I think in this case maybe Vanessa should have at least seen the film before criticising it.
Get out of my head!! My girlfriend wanted to see The Blind Side and I told her all she had to do was watch Dangerous Minds and Freedom Writers. After I got a chance to actually watch the movie via download I couldn't stop rolling my eyes at all the cliches.

I've always been a big fan of Sandra Bullock and have no issue with people who enjoyed the movie. However, it would be a lie to say The Blind Side wasn't more of the stereotypical theme that a great white hope has to save a down-trodden poor black person.

Congrats to Sandra on her Oscar win though but the movie was a wreck.

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I love Vanessa Williams, but strongly disagree with her stance on the story. Race is not a issue unless we make it one, and Vanessa is clearly making race an issue with these statements. Take the color away from the story and it is a story of a family helping a homeless kid. When American starts thinking like this, we will be much better off as a country.
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Did she say: 'I'm sure, I haven't..... (seen it?)'
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