1 English 102 Dr. Ramesh The Blind Side: Analyzing the plot of the movie and explaining its positive and negative aspects The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film . It is 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 plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL . The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee , his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy , and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football . The film itself received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. The film stars Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy, and Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Tuohy. Although this film paints a beautiful picture of a great family who stepped in to make a difference, there were a lot of criticisms to their kind-heartedness. For most of his childhood, 17-year-old Michael Oher has been in foster care with different families throughout Memphis, Tennessee . Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend's father, whose couch Mike had been sleeping on, asks Burt Cotton, the
I have selected the movie; “The Blind Side”, it is the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless teenager who was able to overcome great obstacles in order to become a first round draft pick in the NFL. Michael Oher had a rough childhood as he didn’t know his father and his mother was addicted to drugs. He was in and out of foster homes and at times living on the street. The football coach at Wingate, a private school, saw football potential in Michael and got him admitted into the prestigious school. However, he had learning disabilities and still did not have a permanent home. Leigh Anne Tuohy, the mother of a Wingate student, and wife of the owner of several Taco Bell restaurants, finds out about Michael’s predicament and invites him to stay the night at their home.
Once Michael is in the Tuohy home, a close relationship develops between him and the Tuohys. The one night stay turns into a permanent living situation for Oher. Leigh Anne makes it her personal mission to make sure Michael has everything he needs emotionally and academically to graduate from high school and to get admitted to Ole Miss. After a successful college football campaign, Oher was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round in 2009, thus fulfilling his dream. This movie has it all. As you watch it, you experience the emotions of both sadness and joy, as you watch this young man go from being homeless to being drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.