The Blind Side

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  128 min.
Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD: March 23, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 681 votes and 145 reviews
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Cast: Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Lily Collins, Jae Head, Ray McKinnon

Inspiration: Michael Oher


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.

Based on the best-selling novel by Michael Lewis, "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game."

Director: John Lee Hancock
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Gil Netter, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove
Screenplay: John Lee Hancock
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  • 5 stars "Excellent movie that shows the sad condition some children have to live in."
  • 5 stars "This is an absolutely wonderful movie. I can find no fault with it. It only saddens me that all children do not have the care they need and deserve. Must buy DVD."
  • 4 stars "loved the movie"