The Blind Side

2009 "Based on the extraordinary true story"
7.6| 2h9m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 20 November 2009 Released
Producted By: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Official Website: http://www.theblindsidemovie.com/
Synopsis

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

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John Lee Hancock

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Senteur As somebody who had not heard any of this before, it became a curious phenomenon to sit and watch a film and slowly have the realities begin to click into place.
Janae Milner Easily the biggest piece of Right wing non sense propaganda I ever saw.
Rosie Searle It's the kind of movie you'll want to see a second time with someone who hasn't seen it yet, to remember what it was like to watch it for the first time.
Philippa All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
zohaibqaiser-62357 Amazing movie with a great story . I would recommend to watch it
Ed-Shullivan For those non-believers, naysayers and pessimists let me begin by unequivocally stating that the film The Blind Side is not a Christian based funded film, and the real Michael Oher's life has been embellished and timelines changed somewhat for the big screen. What cannot be disputed though is the fact that the Tuohy family most likely saved Michael Oher from being an impoverished youth with no bright future. Instead the Tuohy's who had the financial ability, but more importantly the willingness to bring a complete impoverished stranger into their home and blend in with their two existing children as a family unit.No doubt The Blind Side is an inspirational story that will tug at your heart strings, and you may even shed a few tears as Mrs. Shullivan and I both succumbed to, not once, but twice. Even the second time as we sat down to watch the film several years later after it was originally released. The portrayal by actor Quinton Aaron of the desperate and abandoned young Michael Oher is very real such that you wish you could help this young man yourself. Michael's relationship with the four (4) Tuohy family members especially the mother, Leigh Anne Tuohy played by Sandra Bullock was a relationship that exuded generosity, compassion and understanding. Sandra Bullock went on to win her first Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy and I would agree with the Academy members who voted for her. I also felt that Quinto Aaron was deserving of an Oscar nomination as his role was just as difficult and effective in generating empathy for the under privileged youth and how a persons life can be turned around if only given an opportunity to succeed within a decent environment and with a families support.The Blind Side will stand the test of time and may even inspire a few more families to open their hearts and their homes to a stranger who may need a helping hand. I give the film a high 9 out of 10 rating, and maybe by the third time I watch it again my rating may increase to a perfect 10.
tennine-08637 One of my favorite movies of all time is The Blind Side. The Blind Side is a film based on the true story about Michael Oher, who went from being a homeless black teen to a professional football player. When Michael is walking outside alone at night the Tuohys give him a place to stay. The Tuohys not only welcome Michael into their home and pay for his education, but also give him a real family. Although Michael struggles with his academics, his large build lends itself to football. Working hard on and off the field, Michael accepts a football scholarship to the University of Mississippi, and later becomes a first round NFL draft pick. The Blind Side is and inspiring movie that everyone should watch.The movie is really about what it means to be a family. Most people would say that their family consists of their mother, father, and siblings. Although Micheal clearly loves his mother, she struggles with addiction and is unable to support him. As a result, Michael was taken out of her care from a young age and wanders in and out of the foster care system. When Leigh Ann Tuohy sees Michael walking alone at night with no where to stay, she opens up her home. At first, the viewer wonders why she makes makes the decision. The decision seems impulsive, and her motives are unclear. Is she planning to use Michael to make herself look better? I would argue that at this point there really was not much to her decision besides instinct. She was not trying to calculate how much that one decision would change her life, but was just doing what felt right in that moment. However, as the movie progresses the viewer sees their relationship grow. Tuohys and Michael become a family overtime. They care about how he is doing and want to she him accomplish his dreams. Your family is there to support you, and that is what the Tuohys are able to do for Michael. The main issue people have with "The Blind Side" is that it is racist. You have a poor black boy from the projects with a crackhead mother taken in by a generous and affluent white family who gives him a chance at a better future. I think that it is unfair that this movie has to criticized for the racial oppression that is intrenched in American society. While race is definitely apart of the story, which takes place in Tennessee after all, I do not think that movie tries to bring down African Americans. The reality is that many African Americans are living in the projects because of the racism which still exists in our society. Its a movie which is not necessarily trying to tackle the bigger issues in our society, but does show them. African Americans do not have the same opportunities as white people, and the director has to show that. Michael is a poor black kid from the projects, and the Tuohys' did open a lot of doors for Michael. However, the movie is not only about what the Tuohys' did for him, but also why they did it. The director presents the movie in this way because the movie is meant to uplift everyone in the audience.I like watching this film because it is an inspiring rags to riches story. We all like to see the heroes prevail. Except this movie has a team of heroes. While Michael is the one who overcomes poverty he was born into and becomes a football star, his success is a team effort. The movie brings together people of who are different races and have different political opinions, but who all care about seeing Michael succeed. They all help Michael achieve something and become someone he may not have been able to on his own. The viewer sees people doing what they can and working together to help him. They share in Michael's triumphs, challenges, and defeats. The movie shows that when people working together and help each other incredible things can happen. It is a great movie, and you do not need to understand sports to enjoy it because it is really about family and hope.
comps-784-38265 This is a nice, feel good, sports film, based on a true story. And Bullock deservedly won an Oscar for her role. The Tuohy family are a white rich, Christian family in the south. Leigh Anne Tuohy (bullock) becomes aware of Micheael Oher, a young but huge, underprivilidged black kid, attending the same school as the Tuohy's children. She discovers Oher is homeless and takes him in, for what is meant to be a temporary basis. The more she finds out about him, his harsh inner city upbringing, alcoholic mother, yet he is neither bitter nor angry in anyway. She decides to help him further. Trying out for the school football team it's discovered Oher is a star footballer. Soon actively sought by the major professional teams. But he has to pass school exams. Leigh Anne arranges tuition for him and tries to steer him to join 'ol mis' team. At one stage Oher has doubts. Are the Tuohys helping him for himself? Or because they want him to join their chosen team? He runsaway and Leigh Ann finds him and tells him, it's his choice, who he plays for. He goes on to become a famous professional football star, the real person you see at the end. Satisfying, feel good, happy ending, based on a true story, that is worth watching more than once. Very much enjoyed.