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The Blind Side (2009)

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The 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 and her family.

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Based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft. Written by garykmcd

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Rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references | See all certifications »

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20 November 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,313,317 (UK) (26 March 2010)

Gross:

$255,950,375 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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While Collins Tuohy is shown playing volleyball and as a cheerleader in high school, and a picture of the real-life Collins as an Ole Miss cheerleader is shown during the closing credits, Collins also was a state pole-vault champion. See more »

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The movie's introduction credits former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor with making the left tackle the second most important and highest paid position in the NFL after quarterback. That is an oversimplification, necessitated by the movie's focus on Michael Oher. The book divides its narrative evenly between the evolution of offensive tackles in the NFL and Oher's story. Among the top 10 highest paid players in 2008, only two were quarterbacks, and one, Flozell Adams, was a left tackle. As the NFL's first dominant blitzing linebacker, Taylor forced NFL coaches to adjust their formations, personnel, play calling, and schemes. However, left tackle was already a key position, and Taylor's impact went beyond one position. The right tackle position became just as critical to NFL teams due to a large number of superstar left-handed QBs, including Stephen Young and Mark Brunell. Oher started at right tackle during his 2009 rookie season for the Ravens, except when he filled in for injured left tackle Jared Gaither. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Leigh Anne Touhy: There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the first bones, closer to 4 seconds than 5.
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Leigh Anne Touhy: One-mississippi - Joe Theismann, the Redskins quarterback takes the snap and hands-off to his running mate. Two-mississippi - it's a trick play, a flea-flicker. And the running back ...
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Referenced in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011) See more »

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How High the Moon
Written by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis
Performed by Les Paul and Mary Ford
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Better than I thought
21 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been reading lot of horrible comments that are based solely on the issues surrounding the movie rather than the movie itself. I wasn't excited to see this movie, I'm not interested in sports at all. The movie kept my attention though and well. It moved along quickly and pulled me into the story and left me feeling inspired. I wasn't excited to see a blonde sandy bullock in a sports movie, I think that's what might have turned me off the most, but she did really good job! It's rare to see a movie where there's a really strong lead female character. Whether you like Leigh Anne Touhy or not in the end, she is certainly entertaining and Sandra Bullock does a great job of bringing her onto the screen. The youngest son did an amazing job! So much talent in him. The character of Mike I think could have used a few more lines, even if he's supposed to be shy and reserved. All the actors really did a great job though for the most part. No it's not an epic Oscar winning film, although I wouldn't be surprised if Bullock got nominated for something for her acting. It is NOT loaded with propaganda as the other reviews might suggest. It's a light entertaining pick me up film that would be an excellent choice to bring the family to, most likely the reason why they released it over the Holidays.


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