Let's get this out of the way: I'm no Sandra Bullock bully. I know, I gave her crap for looking all too perky in her long-delayed rom-com All About Steve (which is currently scheduled to bow on September 4th instead of last March, after The Proposal did well by her and The Hangover put co-star Bradley Cooper in a more recognizable realm). But she seems terribly content to play it safe, merely bantering with Hugh Grant or Benjamin Bratt or Ryan Reynolds, with diversions into dramatic territory either little-seen (Infamous, Loverboy) or little-loved (Premonition).

The most prominent exception to that streak would have to be Paul Haggis' Crash, and while I don't think that Bullock is so scheming as to put herself in another Oscar-baiting melodrama out of hopes of continuing that glory to more... individual ends, I hardly think it's coincidence that The Blind Side is the based-on-a-true-story tale of Bullock helping an oversized, undereducated minority teen who in turn makes her a better person. Yahoo! has the trailer; we've included it after the jump.

Warner Bros. seems to be positioning this as the feel-good pick of the Thanksgiving season, with a November 20th release. Their hope-and-sports-and-triumph-and-did-we-mention-it's-a-true-story seemingly ready-set crowd-pleaser, We Are Marshall, got a similar holiday release - albeit around Christmas time - and drew underwhelming returns at the box office and awards podium. I don't know what odds Ms. Bullock stands against the likes of New Moon and Old Dogs... but hey, there's always Miss Congeniality 3.