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The Blind Side

Submitted by renuka on February 3, 2010 – 4:27 pm2 Comments


Film: The Blind Side
Star Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron
Direction: Lee Hancock
Duration: 2 hours 8 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: 2.5/5

This is the one for the biopic movie lovers. A movie on the life of Michael Jerome Oher, The Blind Side is the story of the American Footballer who had played for Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Featuring the myth of the white men being the redeemer of the impecunious, poor and crime ridden black community, the movie has a smooth flow.

Oher’s story is no doubt an inspiring story of racist harmony wherein a Memphis high society white woman, Mrs Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) decides to legally adopt Big Mikey (Quinton Aaron), an abandoned black boy who is lonely, hungry and homeless.  She not only brings him home, but also gives him a family, education and whatever he wanted. Later on he is recruited by a major college football program and groomed into athletically and academically successful NFL outlook.

The best part of the movie is the depiction of the way in which Oher’s presence in Touhy’s leads the family into some thoughtful discoveries of their own. Also, the teen has to work hard to tackle out the All-American challenges coming by in each and every step of his life.

Overall, the movie is well directed. Sandra Bullock as Leigh Tuohy was completely riveting with her firm determination in giving a better life to the 18 year old boy who was left on the roads ever since his father casted off the family of eight siblings and his mother became a jumble.


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