I saw it in Italy but in a private projection in an American owned studio; it hasnt been commercially distributed in Italy yet, but I'm sure it will be soon.
Oscar Guy, I'm sorry but I will never, ever stop fighting a certain way of being American (which, as this board proved to me, doesnt mean ALL Americans); I will never stop saying my truth. My VERY REASONABLE though not positive view on The Blind Side can be easily shared by many of your compatriots; if you feel personally offended by it, well, then yes, maybe it means that you are part of THAT America I will keep fighting, and if this makes you unconfortable (I don't think it should) and you can't deal with it, the best solution is ignoring me. Because I won't stop saying what I think.
I will also never stop fighting ignorance, even if it's in a big box office hit (it's even more dangerous, actually).
Oscar Guy, a true story is always manipulated, changed, when adapted for any medium, especially for the movies. And distorted, often, to fit an agenda. I dont think I'd find THIS particular story very interesting anyway, but it certainly could have been a more intelligent movie, complex even, rather than such a flat, bidimensional fairy tale with a black, passive, MUTE, male Cinderella at its center; the characters could have been, like in real life, contradictory, selfish, not 100% positive, in one word, human. It would have certainly been less offensive.
And didnt u feel offended, Oscar Guy, at least a bit? Not by my words I mean, watching it. Not for one moment you felt degraded, exactly like the central male character? I did.
Now you will be showered with posts or private messages telling you how dangerous ITALIANO is, and how unrespectful, and the movie is so moving so it must be good etc. Don't believe them. I show respect for truth and intelligence; it's the only way I know of being respectful to anyone including you.