“The Blind Side” written by John Lee Hancock is based on true life events about Baltimore Ravens NFL player, Michael Oher. This sport related comedy drama will not only warm your heart but can also change your perspective on love and family. It’s an excellent example of how one person can change their fate with determination and the moral support of others. Michael Oher’s story begins with him occasionally homeless and staying with his inattentive drug addict mother in a broken home with a remote father. His luck turned as his dad’s friend helps him get into an all Christian private school where Coach Cotton sees potential in him as a future football star. As Michael looks for another place to sleep and keep warm, he is found by worrisome, overprotective mother Leigh Anne Tuophy who asked Michael where he was staying that night. Her motherly instincts took over and invited Michael to stay the night, despite her having no knowledge of his background. His one night stay turned into a long term close relationship between him and the Tuophy. He now lives with a family of four, Leigh Anne (Sandra Bullock), Sean (Tim McGraw), Collins (Lily Collins), and Mj Tuophy (Jae Head) and they help Michael carefully pick up the pieces that was originally broken from his past.
The family aid Michael get on the right track by shaping him to be a football star, guided him to a better education and treating him as if he was blood; He began to live like a Tuophy. Passionate and loving mother, Leigh Anne Tuophy is played by actress Sandra Bullock who has been in well known movies such as Gravity, Miss Congeniality, and many more. She plays a successful interior designer, a mother of two, and a loving wife to co-star Tim McGraw (Sean Tuophy). She demonstrates within this movie the realism of modern motherhood coupled with a compassion that stretch’s far beyond ones expectation of a typical foster parent scenario. Within the context of this relationship we see a schema developing that in cooperates and display the fundamentals of human relationship that transcends the foundation of love. Within the ethos of this film, characters such as Michael Oher played by Quinton Aaron, contributed to the construct and in turn augmented the overall atmosphere of the script. Overall, the entire cast complimented each other which in turn produce what critics and the audiences express as an inspirational stellar production. As I watched this movie, a flood of emotions overcame me.
The most intriguing part was when they sat around the dinner table and Sean proposed to Michael as to whether he would like to become a part of this family. Michael responded with “I kinda thought I already was”. Its astonishing how this particular scene displays the strength of actions and the power of family. Another moment that I found extremely heart warming was during the nearly fatal accident in which Michael saved MJ by preventing the airbag from exploding onto MJ. It was this scene that had left a profound affect on me. The family component will remain intrinsic since it mirrors the values and beliefs that exist within my life. I will forever look at this movie and look at myself and see a reflection of the world that I would in vision being a part of. A valuable lesson to take away from this movie is that everybody regardless of religion, race, gender, income level, needs compassion, love, and above all, family! “The Blind Side” captures the viewer immediately since it has various scenes that a majority of people can relate to such as those who have been isolated, neglected or in need of support. Audiences who have a passion for Football or just like happy endings may take more interest to those aspect that are prevalent to the plot as well as individuals looking for a movie that captures deep moral issues. I would give this movie a rating of 3.5 out of 5 for its overall production and story. Although it is rated as a PG-13 I believe that this film is suitable for all age group since it educates the value of love and family.
Essay about The Blind Side: Michael Oher’s Transformation
818 WordsApr 7th, 20114 Pages
In the movie, The Blind Side, Michael Oher’s character experiences many changes. Throughout the film, he grows from a shy, uneducated boy into a young man who belongs to a family. The film begins with Oher as a homeless youth struggling to find a place to sleep. It progresses with Oher’s fortunate meeting of the Tuohy family and concludes with Oher’s ultimate transformation from a homeless boy into a successful man. A 17-year-old atypical teenager, Michael Oher has been living with many foster parents throughout Memphis, Tennessee. He was basically an orphan because his father dies when he was young and his mom is never around due to crack addiction. Every time he finds a new home, he runs away. He sleeps whenever and wherever he…show more content…
He has his own driver’s license, which indicates a big change in his teenage life having the ability to drive. Mr. and Mrs. Tuohy have signed the official documents that state them as Michael’s legal guardian. He then gets his own room, bed, and home, which he never had in his life before. He even got a new car, which made him feel not only happy, but also part of a something he never had: a family. As he receives all these gifts, he becomes more comfortable with his friends and surroundings at home and at school as well. He tested in the 98 percentile under “protective instincts”. This can be seen not only on test papers, but also in near-death situations such as stopping the airbag from killing SJ and protecting Mrs. Tuohy from the gangsters in his hometown. Every other subject his teachers have tested him in, he has failed miserably. Therefore, Mrs. Tuohy hired a tutor, Miss Sue, to help Michael get better grades and learn more efficiently in school. Other than schoolwork, Oher has grown into a great football player as well; he has learned to play his position at left tackle, protecting the quarterback’s blind side. With his family and his passion for football, Michael has become more of a man. He finally speaks for himself as he did with the inspector lady and speaks for his family as he did when he beat up the gangsters that were insulting his “mother”. He is now more confident than before shown by