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The Blind Side (2009)

The Blind Side (2009)




Quinton Aaron

Sandra Bullock

Tim McGraw

Kathy Bates

Directed by John Lee Hancock

There are not much Sandra Bullock movies that she not only gave a fantastic performance, but the plot to which her character is based is just as good, this movie ticks both boxes. The Blind Side is a biographical sports drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock. It is based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game written by Michael Lewis which follows the adoptive life of Michael Oher by Sean (played here by Tim McGraw) and Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock).

What stands out in this movie other than the wonderful plot, directive style and cast is the wonderful performance by Bullock herself. She out did herself in this movie, carrying you along in all the emotions and even though I have never met the real Mrs Leigh Anne Tuohy, I felt like I have come to know, respect and love her.

Hancock makes the movie flow steadily on a cool pace and allows us to take in the parenting style and difficulty that comes with trying to make an adopted child feel at home.

The movie introduces us to Michael (Quinton Aaron)a tall big young man who from the get go you can tell does not fit in anywhere. The way Aaron portrayed Michael in this movie is almost at par with that of Bullock, so get ready to be entertained. He happens to be sleeping on the coach of a friends home, and the father of the friend helped Michael to get into a good school.

Some difficulties made the man put Michael out and we see him go back to struggling to get himself around.

The Tuohys on the other hand are a wealthy family who seem to have the world on their feet at the moment and they have seem Michael around, but had no reason to talk to him. One day after watching a play that their son was in, they see Michael walking about in the cold alone at night. Leigh Anne ask him where he was going and he tells her he is going to the gym to keep warm. Her heart was moved and she takes him home with them makes the couch for him and he slept there. From there things moved gently until Michael is now part of the family, but with that comes the struggles of Michael himself. He is slow and has learning difficulties which makes him shy away from everything. They made him join the high school football team and Michael after some comedy coaching starts to shine and we watch the struggle continue to get him to open up some more and be all he can be.

This movie grossed over $300 million in the box office based on a 29 million budget. Furthermore Bullock went on to win the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award in the best Actress category.


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