Ms. Tuohy, belonging to the rich "over-priced-salad-eating" socialite group, rescues a homeless black boy, gives him a roof over his head and clothes to wear. Michael Oher, the 17-year old afro-american boy, looks like he could take down a whole football team, but is actually a marshmallow on the inside and won't even hurt a bug! He is a troubled, homeless child who is under the state's supervision and is considered a "runner" by the state as he goes AWOL from all his previous foster homes. Leigh ShedsThe decision to let him stay in their house is totally accepted and appreciated by Mr. Tuohy and their kids. She tries to help him finish his education at the Christian all-white school where he is enrolled. How he works he way to college and ends up getting a football scholarship with the help of Ms. Tuohy and her family is the basic storyline of the movie.
The movie is based on the real life of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman, who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL, and Leigh Anne Tuohy an American interior designer who made a difference in Michael's life.
"The Blind Side" would probably be on top of my personal list of feel-good sports movies. Its flawless adapted screenplay is what interested me in the movie, regardless of the genre. Besides that, the director has assembled a good cast and the rookie artist Quinton Aaron, has done a very convincing portrayal of Michael Oher. The transformation of Ms. Bullock from the messy Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality to a Leigh Anne Tuohy, a fine socialite with a southern accent, is definitely worth mentioning.
Character I liked in the film:
I felt the protagonist's husband, played by Tim McGraw, was well-cast and characterized. There was a tacit understanding between the couple, for any decision taken and the chemistry they had together was astounding. There is no need to mention how well the protagonist role was performed. From the attitude, to the attire and southern accent, Ms. Bullock mastered it all to portray Leigh Anne Tuohy.
Technical aspect I liked the most:
After a five year long sabbatical, director and writer Jason Lee Hancock has proved himself again. He always was a brilliant story-teller when it came to sports-based movies. In spite of the movie being an adapted version of a book, it wouldn't disappoint any book fan. Strong screenplay and brilliant casting made this movie a winner!