Hollywood also is making more movies like The Blind Side, with themes of inspiration, sacrificial love, atonement and forgiveness — but with little or no overtly Christian pitch. Coming up:
• Get Low (August; Sony Pictures Classics). Robert Duvall plays a hermit who emerges from his solitude to confess his long-ago sin at a funeral he stages for himself.
• Like Dandelion Dust (September; Downes Brothers). Mira Sorvino and Barry Pepper play a couple who are desperately trying to reclaim the son she placed for adoption.
• Soul Surfer (spring 2011; Sean McNamara Films/Affirm Films/Sony Pictures). Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb and Carrie Underwood star. A teen loses her arm in a shark attack but returns to surfing.
• Jumping the Broom (May 2011; TriStar Pictures). Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso and Paula Patton in a romantic comedy about marriage, from evangelist T.D. Jakes.