The Blind Side movie matched with Superbowl snacks

Starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw & Quinton Aaron

Rating 9/10

Plot:

It all revolves around Big Mike (Aaron) who is roughly seventeen years of age and lives in the Memphis ghettos. He is BIG, which impresses the coach at the well-to-do Christian school. Somehow he gets in. There are high hopes for his sporting future but his grades are dismal. He needs help and eventually finds it in a wealthy school family. They have so much compassion for his homeless and illiterate state that they adopt him into their family.
– The mother, Leigh Anne (Bullock), takes full responsibility for his well-being, even if it means tracking his mother down in the dangerous ghetto side of town.
– Then he gets involved in the Football team and things start looking up for Big Mike, until an awful accident threatens his future with the family…

Snack 1:

Because this is a kind of American football movie (kind of) then let’s go all out and eat some awesome Superbowl-worthy snacks! The first one is a group of crunchy, tasty little parcel-type Mexican things… Turkey Taco Cups from Bev Cooks.

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Image: Bev Cooks

Snack 2:

Crunch on brother! Now our second snack is a Superbowl institution (if a food-thing can be described as such), it’s the delish Baked Jalapeno Poppers (a healthy twist on the deep-fried version) from Recipe Girl.

Review:

A good movie makes you forget that there are actors, writers, directors and the like behind them. It is as if you are a part of it; like their experiences are yours.

The Blind Side is one of those films. I love funny ‘ole Sandra Bullock but this film highlights her real talent. She’s done a Jim Carrey on us and gone all serious, hip hip hooray!!! Bullock becomes Leigh Anne Tuoy in this movie and that is why she won the Oscar! You’ll understand when you see it, she’s brililant.

You see, this is a quality film with heart… with heart!

The best thing about this movie is that it is based on a true story. I loved Leigh Anne. She was tough, determined and full of compassion. Her courage gave life and hope to this otherwise hopeless boy. I loved the family, especially the little brother ‘SJ’ who was the first to notice Mike. This film shows how much you can achieve when you let go of your fears and go with your heart. It’s not schmaltzy or sappy. It’s about achieving your dreams and empowering others to do the same, which does sound a little sappy but really, because it is based on a true story, it feels ‘real’.

The Blind Side isn’t a perfect film. At times it was slow, perhaps they were trying to cram too much in. However, I found myself hanging on every scene because I just didn’t know exactly where it was going.

So, as they say, “do yourself a favour” and check out this powerful film.

Snack 3:

More treats? Yes please. Numero tres are these crunchy, tasty Yukon Gold Potato Skins from Life’s Ambrosia. I’m literally drooling. Yum.

Snack 4:

Our last savoury dish of deliciousness is a bit naughty… OK, very naughty but it’s a special movie which demands a pretty ridiculous snack. It’s Roasted Garlic and Brie Pull Apart Bread from the awesome Life’s Ambrosia.

The Blind Side Trivia:

  • Budget – $29,000,000
  • Football coach cameos included (if you know anything about college football): Phillip Fulmer, Lou Holtz, Houston Nutt and Tommy Tuberville.
  •  Sandra Bullock is a former high school cheerleader from the South!
  • Julia Roberts turned down the role of Leigh Anne because Tuohy was a strong Christian.
  • The real Tuohy son appears in the film next to Tim McGraw in the first game!

Snack 5:

Now for the sweet treats and this one screams FOOTBALL for obvious reasons… Make these cute little Football Cake Pops from Yahoo Shine.

Snack 6:

Number six (yes you need a lot of treats for a Superbowl gathering or an awesome footy-themed film, don’t you?) is a classic American snack, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls from Food Pusher.

What’s your favourite Superbowl snack?

More awesome movies with matching food:

* Top 10 Australian films paired with recipes from Down Under
Tree of Life movie matched with eggs-istential food
Mutiny on the Bounty movie matched with Tahitian tucker

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