I absolutely loved the book. And I love Sandra Bullock for her strong, but quiet, assistance to Warren Easton Charter High School, which struggled to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Sandra Bullock has raised a lot of money, and has visited the high school several times –never with a media entourage. The movie premier is at a small neighborhood theatre here, and all the proceeds will to to Warren Easton high school.
Among the dignitaries that will attend the premier is Michael Lewis, the author of The Blind Side. As many of you know he's from New Orleans too. A few years ago I got a chance to ask him a question, something that perplexed me about an important scene in the book. It was a strange encounter, and I'm still laughing about it to this day.
I don't know if the movie is any good, but I hope that it does well. It's a great story and Sandra Bullock is a wonderful woman (and a great actress).
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Thanks for sharing that! What a great story. Sandra Bullock is wonderful, and we’re happy to have her spending more time in New Orleans.
I couldn’t agree more about Ms. Bullock.
I saw her in the women’s room at the Atlanta airport a few years back. There were a few other women congratulating her on something she’d done — wasn’t entirely clear what.
After she left, I asked one of the women what had happened. Seems Ms. Bullock and her husband had spotted two servicemen on leave entering the plane and heading back to coach. They asked if they could give the servicemen their first-class seats, and then went back to coach, where they spent the entire flight to ATL.
Austin, that’s really funny. Typical New Orleans crowd. All over the out of town guy, because he plays for our beloved Saints. Local boy who is the heart of the story? Nada.
Rachael and I accidentally stumbled on the premiere (we were walking our dog and saw followed the lights). I had read the book and was incredibly moved by it all. The funniest part of the arrivals was when Jeremy Shockey came out to a hero’s welcome in what seemed like a 5 minute ovation. Right as the crowd quieted over Shock, the Touhy family came out and the crowd had ZERO clue who they were. It was good fun, especially when Drew Brees riled up a quiet crowd by signing autographs. Also spotted – Bullock’s husbad, James Carville, and that guy from Mad Men from NOLA.