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).