The Blind SideDirector: John Lee Hancock
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Taken in by a well-to-do family and offered a second chance at life, a homeless teen grows to become the star athlete projected to be the first pick at the NFL draft in this sports-themed comedy drama inspired by author Michael Lewis' best-seller The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Michael Oher was living on the streets when he was welcomed into the home of a conservative suburban family, but over time he matured into a talented athlete. As the NFL draft approaches, fans and sports radio personalities alike speculate that Oher will be the hottest pick of the year. Sandra Bullock stars in a film written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Rookie, The Alamo).
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|Sandra Bullock||Leigh Anne Tuohy|
|Tim McGraw||Sean Tuohy|
|Quinton Aaron||Michael Oher|
|Jae Head||S.J. Tuohy|
|Lily Collins||Collins Tuohy|
|Ray McKinnon||Coach Cotton|
|Kim Dickens||Mrs. Boswell|
|Adriane Lenox||Denise Oher|
|Kathy Bates||Miss Sue|
|Catherine Dyer||Mrs. Smith|
|Andy Stahl||Principal Sandstrom|
|Tom Nowicki||Literature Teacher|
|Libby Whittemore||Sarcastic Teacher|
|Brian Hollan||Jay Collis|
|Melody Weintraub||History Teacher|
|Sharon Morris||Investigator Granger|
|Omar J. Dorsey||"Big Tony" Hamilton|
|Paul Amadi||Steven Hamilton|
|Ashley LeConte Campbell||Sherry|
|Stacey Turner||DMV Employee|
|Elizabeth Omilami||CPS Employee|
|Afemo Omilami||CPS Welfare Worker|
|Patrick Keenan||Man in CPS LIne|
|Eric Benson||Milford #66|
|David Dwyer||Milford Dad|
|Catherine Combs||Collins's Friend #1|
|Kelly Johns||Collins's Friend #2|
|Rob Pralgo||Lemming's Associate|
|Whitney Branan||Lemming's Secretary #1|
|Brian Sutherin||Lemming's Secretary #2|
|Rachel St. Gelais||Little Girl on Playground|
|Brandon Rivers||Michael Age Seven|
|L. Warren Young||Big and Tall Salesman|
|Brett Rice||Cousin Bobby|
|Kevin Nichols||Memphis Policeman|
|Preston Brant||Michael's Brother|
|Matthew Atkinson||Valet Parker|
|Trey Best||Michael's Brother Age Twelve|
|Omid Soltani||Rug Salesman|
|Destiny Long||Alton's Girlfriend|
|April Rich||Teacher in Lounge|
|Jaye Tyroff||Milford Player #35|
|Ben Keen||Wingate Quarterback|
|John Henry Hancock||Rabid Ole Miss Fan|
|Joseph Chrest||Clemson Coach|
|Michael Fisher||Georgia Assistant Coach|
|Lamont Koonce||Tennessee Assistant Coach|
|Franklin "Pepper" Rodgers||Himself|
|John Lee Hancock||Director,Screenwriter|
|Timothy M. Bourne||Executive Producer|
|Carter Burwell||Score Composer|
|Michael Corenblith||Production Designer|
|K.C. Hodenfield||Asst. Director,Co-producer|
|Julia Michels||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Thomas Minton||Art Director|
|Daniel Orlandi||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Molly Smith||Executive Producer|
|Erwin Stoff||Executive Producer|
|Steven P. Wegner||Co-producer|
1. Ideal Left Tackle [5:42]
2. Christian Thing [3:29]
3. White Walls [5:28]
4. Family News [3:55]
5. Just for One Night [5:46]
6. Thanksgiving Table [4:15]
7. Homeless [3:55]
8. Leigh Anne's Project [4:11]
9. Never Had One Before [3:00]
10. Marcus and Ferdinand [6:11]
11. Comfort Levels [5:01]
12. Personal Thing [3:39]
13. Becoming Legal [4:32]
14. Mrs. Oher [2:39]
15. Armed for an Accident [1:00]
16. Protect the Family [5:33]
17. So Many Rednecks [4:25]
18. I Got Your Back [4:49]
19. I Want Him Bad [4:59]
20. Miss Sue and A Coaching Slew [3:37]
21. The Decision [1:19]
22. Something to Write About [6:02]
23. Graduation Day [3:15]
24. Don't You Dare Lie [4:38]
25. Protect Mode [1:26]
26. Where My Family Goes [5:00]
27. Thank God and LT [5:30]
28. Epilogue and End Credits [5:20]
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I finally saw this movie, after friends & family kept telling me to see it, and I thought it was excellent! A very touching, heart warming true story about a real life football player! I admit that I am not much into professional football, though I do like some college ball, but none the less, this is a great, inspirational show to be enjoyed by all. Just be wary with your kids though, because there are a couple of adult situations and a bit of violence & such in one spot. Other than that, I highly recommend everyone see this movie.
This movie inspired me. This is also a movie I would like to watch over and over again.
Before it was ever released or well known, I was looking forward to this movie. I thought that it would be good but was amazed by what i saw! It portrays a true life story of courage and perserverance, and is a must see for anybody!
This is the best movie of all time! It is so touching to see what a person can do to change an orphans life. everyone has to see this I highly recommend this to everyone no matter what their age is even if the movie is PG-13 it had some sad parts, some funny parts, some exciting parts it has everything you could ever wish for! It is so touching with what this family can do to michael :)
The Blind Side, with Sandra Bullock, this was a great movie. It was very close to the original book of the same title by Michael Lewis. The protagonist, Michael, (also called "Big Mike") was well developed as well as the characters of the members of the Touhy family. Leigh Ann was especially developed and believable as the Southern "go-getter," and "tough" yet loving mother. Truly this was a DVD worth watching, the realism just keeps your attention. S.J.'s character adds some laughter to this drama that helps "lighten-up" the mood. Even though there are moments of violence, drug use, and sexually suggestive behavior this DVD is still a great investment.
Micheal Oher (Quinton Aaron) was a large black kid who grew up in the Memphis projects living on people's couches because his crack addicted mom was unfit to take care of him. One day, Tony Hamilton (Omar J Dorsey), trying to enroll his kid into Wingate Christian School, also gets Micheal enrolled in the school. Moving from place to place to find shelter, Michael finally comes across Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw) who invite him to stay at their house, and eventually invite him to be a part of their family. The story of Micheal Oher is really a quite amazing one. Oher traveled from place to place never really having a place to stay, until he was invited by the Tuohy's to stay with them. Having never remained in a school for more than a year, and failing miserably, the Tuohy's helped him raise his grades to be able to play football (and basketball) in school. Eventually this lead to him being one of the most sought after high school players for college recruiters. Just before the 2009 NFL season he became a first round draft pick for the Baltimore Ravens and became the 2009 Rookie of the Year. With such an amazing story of "rags to riches" how does Oher's story translate to film? Very well. One thing that surprised me, and I found refreshing was the fact that a such an openly Christian family was actually treated respectfully and without ridicule. I say this because the movie itself actually has a genuine spirit to it, it doesn't feel like a by the numbers inspirational sports movie. The writing does a great job keeping many of the true things that happened in real life in the movie, moving things around as is typically necessary for screen stories, without making things feel forced. As sports movies go, this movie feels fresher than many that have come in recent years. This, of course, is the movie that not only earned Sandra Bullock her first Oscar nomination, but her first Oscar win as well and for good reason. Playing a character based on a real person is already a daunting task, but for an actress known most for playing America's sweetheart type roles, playing a strong willed genuinely philanthropic Christian woman is definitely not easy, but Bullock equips herself well and steals the movie. And Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher does a fantastic job playing Oher as a person who is shy, quiet, and even somewhat cynical, but doesn't allow his cynicism to define him. Throughout the film we watch these layers removed as he becomes more ingrained in the Tuohy household. My biggest problem with the movie is some of the changes they make to this already fantastic true story. Michael Oher already knew how to play football before being placed on the team at Briarcrest (the real school that he attended while in the Tuohy home). Making it seem as though he didn't, to me, is an insult to the true character this film is trying to portray. On top of that the story, as portrayed in the film, is a little too good to be true. The lack of an inner struggle for the main character, as well as the lack of an outer struggle throughout most of the movie drags it down a few notches. All in all, I think it was a really good movie, and while it might not be an Oscar worthy movie on the best picture front, its definitely one of the better inspirational sports movies to come out in recent memory. Check it out for the performances, the heart warming story, and the inspiration that you will derive from it. 3.5/5
The Blind Side tells the real-life story of a hulking, homeless African-American teenager who is taken in by a well-to-do southern white family. At first glance, you'd think that Michael Oher is the clear winner in the deal - with the Touhy family's help, he goes from life on the streets to an eventual starring role on the football field. But this isn't a one-sided arrangement. With Big Mike's help, the Touhys learn to see beyond their upper-class world and also come to understand the importance of family. Sandra Bulloch shines in the role of Leigh Anne, the headstrong yet soft-hearted matriarch who feels compassion for the boy and brings him into her home. Quinton Aaron plays Michael, the gentle giant who's finally able to reach his potential. The talented cast also features country music legend Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates.
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"The Blind Side" is the kind of movie that doesn't get made often enough these days. It's an inspiring, thoughtful, warm, funny, feel-good movie - made even greater by the fact that it's written about real-life people. It is the true-life story of Michael Oher, a homeless young black man, and the white family, the Tuoheys, who take Michael into their home and their hearts. With Lee-Ann Tuohey's help, Michael goes on to become a terrific football player, first with the Tuoheys' alma mater, Ole Miss, before geting drafted to the Baltimore Ravens. Sandra Bullock shines as Lee-Ann Tuohey, and Quinton Aaron turns out a sensitive portrayal as Michael. It's a definite don't miss movie!
THIS WAS A GOOD MOVIE..........WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EVEN BETTER FAMILY MOVIE IF THEY WOULD HAVE LEFT OUT A COUPLE OF SCENES THAT REALLY WERE NOT NECESSARY.......WHAT THEY DO FOR RATINGS, TAKES AWAY FROM A GOOD MOVIE. I COULD NOT HELP WONDERING THOUGH, IF AS IT WAS TOLD IS ACTUALLY HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED......AGAIN....EMBELLISHMENT FOR THE SHOW!!
What can I say... This movie was so heart warming... Seeing Sandra Bullock in a part different from her normal romantic comedies was surprising... Though I've always liked her acting, she really stepped out of her normal roles to portray a true life woman... Loved it, Loved it, Loved it...
One of the best movies I've seen in awhile. Very moving and what kids need to see.
I blinked back the tears along with the cheers and laughter all the way through. A virtuoso performance by an astounding actress. Ms. Bullock - you are the best! This movie inspires hope and heart. This is a must see movie for everyone!
"The Blind Side" is an excellent movie! While best viewed on the big screen, it's worth seeing over and over. If you didn't see it at the theater, buy this now. If you did see it at the theater, you know it's a "Must Have" for your video collection. It's sad, funny, exciting, action-packed, thought provoking, inspiring, and just thoroughly entertaining. Sandra Bullock does an excellent job; Tim McGraw was great without his cowboy hat; Quinton Aaron was terrific as Michael Oher; and the lad who plays S. J. Tuohy (Sandra's son in the film) was hilarious. If nothing else, you'll want this movie for the cameos by numerous college football coaches. Those scenes are priceless!
It's so refreshing to find a movie that is entertaining, morally decent and one that you could enjoy with your kids. This movie inspires one to make a difference in the lives of others. I highly recommend this it.