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Michael Oher is a homeless and uneducated African American. He is taken in by the Touhys, a rich white family. They train him to where he is able to go out for football. He becomes a NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens. And The Touhy's are there to share each and every moment with him.
Drama - This is an inspirational drama based on a true story. While football does play an important part, those looking for lots of action on the field may be disappointed. This is a big star showcase for Sandra Bullock in a change-of-pace role.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good It's easy for an inspirational movie to try too hard to get viewers to cheer. This one achieves the goal by allowing the good feelings to emerge organically rather than by artificial means.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average The Blind Side– based on Michael Lewis' book, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game– has strong performances and stirring football scenes. But its superficiality keeps it from being the moving story it could have been.
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WOW! INCREDIBLE REVIEWS! These are some of the highest reviews I've seen in a long time. This is certainly not an average movie as one critic rated it. "The Blind Side" will be one of those rare movies that makes a lasting impression on you. Everyone would recommend it so DO NO'T MISS "THE BLIND SIDE."
Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually
homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock).
Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists that
Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold.
Without a moment's hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night.
What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes
part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds.
Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of
challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on
and off the football field, Michael's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some
insightful self-discoveries of their own.