The Blind Side (film)

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semibiographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans, and currently is signed with the Carolina Panthers in the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee, his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football, then finally becoming a firstround pick of the Ravens.

In 2003, Michael Big Mike Oher Aaron has been living in foster care with different families in Memphis, Tennessee. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friends father, on whose couch Michael has been sleeping, asks Burt Cotton, the coach of Wingate Christian School, to help enroll his son and Michael. Impressed by the boys size and athleticism, Cotton gets him admitted despite a poor academic record. Michael is befriended by a young boy named Sean Jr. S.J. Tuohy, who is unintimidated by his size. S.J.s mother Leigh Anne Tuohy Bullock, a strongminded interior designer, begins to take notice of Michael as a troubled and lonely boy.One night, Leigh Anne notices Michael walking on the road, shivering in the cold, when she learns he intends to spend the night huddled outside the school gym. Despite her husband Seans McGraw misgivings, she invites him to stay the night at their house. The next morning, Leigh Anne catches Michael attempting to leave the house quietly. She asks him to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family. Slowly Michael becomes a member of the Tuohy family, as Leigh Anne buys him clothes, S.J. raises his confidence, and teenage daughter Collins Tuohy helps him make friends at school. When Leigh Anne wants to become Michaels legal guardian, she learns he was separated from his drugaddict mother when he was seven and that no one knows her whereabouts. She is also told that, although he has scored low in a career aptitude test, he is in the 98th percentile in protective instincts. Leigh Anne uses this on the football field. ........

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