The Blind Side: Making All the Right Calls
When asked to think of an inspirational drama in recent years, one movie comes to mind projecting lives of people that follow their dreams from a under privileged lifestyle to a well known role model. An inspiring movie has to give the audience that unique sense where they themselves have a different outlook on life. That outlook hits them right in the heart where some people leave the movie theaters with tears of joy in their eyes. In John Hancock’s “The Blind Side”, many young football players can relate to the lifestyle young Michael Oher once had. The Blind Side is truly a remarkable story shown through a movie with young Michael given a chance for success, a hard journey that experiences real life complications, and inspiring morals that the audience can relate themselves to Michael Oher’s life. Michael Oher can be seen as an unsung hero in many people’s eyes. As a young boy, Michael is a homeless boy with no parents in his life. He is the type of kid that gets by with giving the least amount of effort into life. Yet, Michael is given the opportunity to change his life around. Michael is put into an all white Wingate Christian School where he feels out of place and can barely survive. Critics take this move in Michael’s life as a disgrace to the African-American community. The movie actually does address that factor in strong manner. Some critics believe yet it’s truly inspiring, but putting a young black male in a white Christian family and private school is not the place for the African-American race. Even yet, Michael is taken in by a southern white Tennessee family known as the Tuohy’s. As it starts out as a gesture of kindness for Michael, it soon turns into something more like a dream. He becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. A.V. Club writer Scott Tabias relates The Blind Side to “poor black athletes finding success through white charity.” Regardless of the...
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