I recently saw the very popular movie The Blind Side. I must admit that it was a very intriguing story. But the whole thing left me a bit unsettled.
In summary, the movie is about a family who takes in a young man who is a ward of the state. They offer him a home and eventually adopt him into their family. The compassion that is modeled is compelling. Their actions are portrayed as flowing from their faith since faith is shown as central to the family and their kids attend a Christian school. The young man eventually gets a college scholarship to play football and is now in the NFL.
But the movie also left me asking a lot of questions that are still quite unsettling to me.
Was this man's dignity stripped of him in showing his story on the big screen?
Why was the movie's portrayal of the mom in the story as the type of white woman that makes black people not trust white people?
Why does Micheal Oher, who the movie is about, say that he has no interest in seeing the movie?
Does this really model loving one's neighbor?
I also thought: If I was black....
Would I have any interest in seeing this movie?
Would this movie seem insulting to me?
Would this movie give me a negative feeling about white people?
I'm not saying that the family who opened their home to Micheal did something wrong, but making a movie about this young man's story really unsettled me.
Any one else see the movie? Thoughts? Reactions?