Friday Flick – The Blind Side

What:  The Blind Side The Blind Side movie poster

When:  2009

Who:  Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, and Kathy Bates.

What’s the story:  This movie depicts the true 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, Leigh Anne Tuohy, her husband Sean Tuohy  and their family.

Where:  Memphis, Tennessee

Why it’s amazing:  This movie is an incredible true story about how a talented athlete gets a second chance when he meets a giving and determined woman who uses her motherly, caring nature to invite and integrate him into her family and help him succeed. It is a story like this that reminds viewers that compassionate humans do exist in this world and people are constantly giving to others in powerful, impactful ways.

What is bad about it:  In the beginning of the film, I had trouble taking Sandra Bullock seriously with her southern accent and blonde hair, but as I got more and more into the movie, I became more interested in her character and her relationship with Michael.

Wonderful scene in the movie:  When Michael tells the investigator that his college of choice to attend was based on the fact that it was his famiy’s alma mater and it is where they always attended. By family, he meant the Tuohys.

Fun Fact:  The first time a movie marketed with a sole actress’s name above the title grossed over $200 million.


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