The Blind Side

The Blind Side

2009 "Based on the extraordinary true story"
The Blind Side
The Blind Side

The Blind Side

7.6 | 2h9m | PG-13 | en | Drama

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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7.6 | 2h9m | PG-13 | en | Drama | More Info
Released: November. 20,2009 | Released Producted By: Alcon Entertainment , Netter Productions Country: United States of America Budget: 0 Revenue: 0 Official Website: http://www.theblindsidemovie.com/
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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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Cast

Sandra Bullock , Tim McGraw , Quinton Aaron

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Holiday Landa

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Alcon Entertainment , Netter Productions

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zohaibqaiser-62357 Amazing movie with a great story . I would recommend to watch it
MovieManChuck 2.5/4There is something so undeniably inept about the way The Blind Side is presented. It's an entertaining movie, but it seems to dispel any hard facts, and glide thoughtlessly over big issues. This gives way to a movie that feels like it was carried by its many embellishments and heavily watered-down.This is based on the true story is of a 17-year-old names Michael Oher. He lives a life devoid of any opportunities. One day, a family takes him in, sends him to a prestigious private school, teaches him how to play football, and ultimately lands him on the Baltimore Ravens. It's a truly great story, but it was told in a very glib manner. It was also told in an arguably degrading way towards its real-life counterpart. In case you didn't know, Michael Oher himself has been vocal about that.The acting and character interactions were quality, and probably the best aspect of this movie. Sandra Bullock gives a powerful, if not over-acted, female lead. When the characters don't feel like they're putting on an act, they're actually quite charming.What is left of the movie runs together much in the manner of a train crash for me. The story seems to rushed to give its own merits any attention. The movie glides in-and-out of focus of what it needs to do: shed light on the issues it introduced. While it told a story well, it didn't leave you thinking about the movie.Overall, The Blind Side is extraordinarily average. It's neither memorable for its football, nor its drama, and it doesn't give a true story a good movie-screen experience. Remember The Titans? I wish.
wilsondeborahj "Blindside" is a great portrayal of a movie showing the struggle for human dignity. Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) plays a young man thrown from place to place because of a mother on drugs. Through this journey of living from one place to another, one family helped to get him into a Christian School, and the meeting of the Tuohy's, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw). Their journey together becomes the epitome of the movie. This movie helps you see both sides of the story and the conflict of both. You have Michael who was brought up with nothing and the Tuohy's who have it all. Through the relationship that they formed, it helped to open the eyes of Tuohy's of how fortunate they have it. Because of the relationship that was formed with the Tuohy's, it shows how not to judge the rich no more than you judge the poor. Through the interactions between Michael's past and the Tuohy's present the Tuohy's learned a lot about not to take things for granted. After Michael starts to play football, hearing and seeing the crowd of rednecks and southern prejudices it is clear of the struggles that needed to be overcome, not only by the crowd but the opposing team. Through it all, Leigh Ann and the rest of the Tuohy's showed Michael he was loved and was there for him, which is something unheard of for someone from projects of Memphis. Another movie that comes to mind similar to "Blindside" would be "Remember the Titans". Both movies show the struggles of a black athlete trying to make his way into a white mans world. The scenes were very believable in the "Blindside", from the projects where Michael grew up and the gangs all around to the school that Michael goes to with the Tuohy's. This is one of my favorite movies to watch, a comfort movie if you will. It shows that a never give up attitude along with not letting your past make you who you will be in the future and that you can succeed no matter where you come from. To me this movie helps to show people that you should never judge a person for where they come but see them for who they are. This not only applies to Michael but also the Tuohy's, poor or rich, everyone deserves to be treated equally until they lose that privilege. Very good movie and I a well recommended movie to anyone. You don't need to be a sports fan to enjoy this movie, but a fan of seeing good conquer over bad.
josepainumkal A film that would free your heart from all sort of negativeness and fill it with love and hope in humanity. It helps you to see the people who struggle around you, and makes you offer helping hands to them. A very nice movie with a touching story. Don't miss it..