Synopsis: "The Blind Side" depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher's presence in the Touhys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
Comments: I am not a fan of football (I seriously can never understand the mechanics of this game), and I was at a complete loss over what Oher was doing, but I definitely give two thumbs up to this movie.
The story itself was nice, and Sandra Bullock did an amazing job portraying Leigh Anne Tuohy. She really did deserve her Golden Globe award.
The pictures at the end showing the real Oher living with the Tuohys reminded us that the movie wasn't just based on a true story, it is a true story. It gives me hope knowing there are people like that who would adopt a person into their family and change his life. And the bond between Oher and SJ was just touching.
It was a very moving movie.
Leigh Anne: Michael, I want you to have a good time but if you get a girl pregnant out of wedlock, I will crawl into the car, drive up to Oxford and cut off your penis.