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Blind Side
Summary: The blind side directed by John Lee Hancock is based on a true story about how a couple Leigh Anne and Sean take on a homeless African American boy names Michael. Michael is not very educated and so at the beginning he fails all his subjects. Leigh Anne starts to help Michael with his grades and also with his football. She sees the potential in him. Living in this totally different environment, Michael faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. Main Characters:

Michael Oher: The African American who is taken in by the Tuohy family. Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy: The couple that help Michael fulfil his potential. SJ: Son of Leigh Anne and Sean, becomes almost like a brother to Michael. Who is the outsider and why?

In this film Michael Oher is the outsider because of his race. People also picked on him for his weight. He feels like he doesn’t belong anywhere, he constantly runs away from his foster parents. He doesn’t have any sense of belonging or acceptance into society. He also feels like an outsider because he doesn’t really have a family. Film Techniques:

In the film when Michael Oher is walking into school there is a close-up on his face and you can see the emotion. This helps to show how he feels like an outsider walking into the school. Quotes:
Beth: You're changing that boy's life. 
Leigh Anne Touhy: No. He's changing mine. 
Sean: Michael's gift is his ability to forget. He's mad at no one and he really doesn't care happened in the past.  Michael: But honour, that's the real reason for you either do something or you don't. It's who you are and maybe who you want to be. If you die trying for something important, then you have both honour and courage, and that's pretty good. I think that's what the writer was saying, that you should hope for courage and try for honour. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.  Leigh Anne Touhy: Yo, deliverance. You see number 74? Well, that's *my*...
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