The Blind Side

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Based on the remarkable true story of Michael Oher, as chronicled by Michael Lewis in his nonfiction book of the same name, John Lee Hancock's The Blind Side offers an overly familiar formula delivered with a commendably restrained amount of melodrama. Memphis businesswoman and housewife Leigh Anne Tuohy Sandra Bullock gets what she wants in life through sheer force of will. Her children attend a ritzy private school, and when the higher-ups there admit Michael Oher Quinton Aaron, a disadvantaged African-American kid, because the football coach wants him to play for the school, Leigh Anne focuses all of her considerable energy on giving the boy the kind of loving and stable environment he's never had. Eventually, he grows close to Leigh Anne, her husband Tim McGraw, teen daughter, Collins, and cloyingly precocious young son, S.J. Michael works hard to get his grades high enough to play, develops skills as a left tackle, and starts getting letters of interest from big-time college programs. But problems arise when influences from Michael's past come back into his life, and when the NCAA worries that the Tuohys might be unethically pushing Michael toward attending their alma mater. The Blind Side is decidedly square. Its uplifting message and thoroughly unashamedly folksy qualities make it a feel-good, three-hanky, you-go-girl, wind-beneath-my-wings piece of sappy inspirationalism. But, it does have some persuasive things in its favor. First of all, it gets football right -- those who know nothing about the game will actually learn a little about what an offensive lineman does and how he does it. Secondly, it's not aggressive in its middlebrowness; the film -- like Hancock's previous sports movie, The Rookie -- has a light touch, best exemplified in Tim McGraw's charmingly laid-back performance as Sean Tuohy, a man unfazed and thoroughly charmed by his outspoken Type-A wife. And let's be clear that this is a Sandra Bullock film through and through. She's essentially playing a less sexually brazen Erin Brockovich -- a no-nonsense Southern girl who fights for what's right, for herself and for her family. It's not a part that requires much depth, but Bullock fills it with her usual charm, and her core audience will undoubtedly laugh and cry along as Leigh Anne stands up to coaches, gang-bangers, and administrators who stand in her and Michael's way. The movie is very familiar -- you've seen it all before -- but it succeeds at achieving its modest goals. It's cinematic comfort food that could have been called "Chicken Soup for the Football Lover's Soul."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/2010
  • UPC: 883929086696
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,987

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
IronE Singleton Alton
Hampton Fluker David
Rhoda Griffis Beth
Eaddy Mays Elaine
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
Jody Thompson Paramedic
James Donadio Photographer
L. Warren Young Big and Tall Salesman
John Newberg Official
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
Phil Fulmer Himself
Lou Holtz Himself
Tom Lemming Himself
Houston Nutt Himself
Ed Orgeron Himself
Franklin "Pepper" Rodgers Himself
Nick Saban Himself
Tommy Tuberville Himself
Technical Credits
John Lee Hancock Director, Screenwriter
Timothy M. Bourne Executive Producer
Carter Burwell Score Composer
Yolanda Cochran Co-producer
Michael Corenblith Production Designer
K.C. Hodenfield Asst. Director, Co-producer
Broderick Johnson Producer
Alar Kivilo Cinematographer
Andrew Kosove Producer
Ronna Kress Casting
Ronna Kress Casting
Mark Livolsi Editor
Julia Michels Musical Direction/Supervision
Thomas Minton Art Director
Gil Netter Producer
Daniel Orlandi Costumes/Costume Designer
Molly Smith Executive Producer
Erwin Stoff Executive Producer
Steven P. Wegner Co-producer
Pamela Westmore Makeup
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blind Side
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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Disc #1 -- Blind Side
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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Made for tv movie with a big star A sappy movie with nothing s

    Made for tv movie with a big star


    A sappy movie with nothing special going on. My problem with this movie is the way that it was marketed, you basically knew the whole story before you watched it. Sandra Bullock fans only.Patrick James: author of The Preacher Man

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

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    Very Good!

    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.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Perfect!

    This movie inspired me. This is also a movie I would like to watch over and over again.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

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    Possibly One of the Best Movies Ever Filmed

    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!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    great movie i love it

    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 :)

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The Blind Side

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never Received Item

    Ordered and paid for DVD one month ago. Never received item. Never responded to my email.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie Must SEE!!!

    Great movie my 7 year old even sat through this movie!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Transformed.

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A must see for everyone

    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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspiring

    Inspiring!
    This is an amazing movie. The fact that this is based on a true story is incredible. Some might hesitate to invite an unknown African American large teenager into their household with their two children however that's what this movie is all about. A family that opened up their doors and their arms to help someone in need. Quinton Aaron, the actor that plays Oher should receive an award for his performance , and you will love , Leigh Ann Touhy, Sandra Bullock's spunky character. This story portrays the sad reality that many youth are living with no hope of getting out of their situation. The relationship that forms between S.J and Michael is endearing . This movie offers hope that there are still good people who do good things without expecting or wanting anything in return. Stick around after the credits for pictures and footage of the real Michael Oher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great feel-good movie

    Nice human interest story about overcoming adversity, the strength we all have within ourselves, and that there are many good people in the world who are willing to help others and make a difference in someone else's life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SANDRA BULLOCK WAS GOOD IN THIS ROLE

    The movie was okay, but not worthy of an Oscar. Actually I got bored after the first 30 minutes.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Have

    "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!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Loving the Blind Side

    I actually saw this movie in theaters on a whim and loved it. I knew it was a must buy and purchased it shortly after it came out.
    Sandra Bullock's character is so great! You can't help but like it. The movie is definitely predictable, but it makes you feel so happy that you don't care! It's also full of great one-liners.
    A must see for everyone!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    FAMILY & LOVE DO MATTER IN LIFE

    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...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THe Blind Side

    Much has been written concerning the content of The Blind Side and I see no reason for further comment; however, I would like to say that B&N's service was exemplary. From order to delivery without having requested special service, I received the discs within 4 days. Quite impressive.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    L.O.V.E. it!

    This is one of my favorite movies. I will watch it over & over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    Enjoyed by all ages! Definietly a must see!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Movie, a must see

    The Blind Side is a touching movie that everyone should see. It is a true example of what it is to trust your instincts, take a chance, and make a difference in someones life. Sandra Bullock made an exceptional performance; totally different than her previous movies. Sandra has a real talant for playing the role of a serious, no nonsense character. But, the real star of the movie was Quinton Aaron. He performed a real mixture of emotions, from hurt and in need to gifted yet humble. Most of all, he shows that people in poverty are good people, wanting a chance to do more, worthy of our trust, and capable of much more than lifes circumstances present them to be.

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