The Blind Side Movie Review

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THE BLIND SIDE
Movie Review

‘The Blind Side’ is the real life story about Micheal Oher, an Afro-American football player and his struggles from being an abandoned kid growing up in a foster home to a NFL (National Football League) player after being adopted by the family, the Touhys, who were white skinned Americans.

What makes ‘The Blind Side’ such a compelling story is the fact that it tells the true life story of a boy with little or no prospects. It is a film about human relationships, the need to reach out to the ones less fortunate, but most importantly, it's a film about believing in oneself and following one’s convictions even when the whole world might be against you. One only has to see the movie and absorb as well as digest it well enough for one to realize that it tackles something simple, something that everyone is most familiar to. LOVE & FAMILY.

Simply put, there are chances in life that a person may come along that would change our life perspectives. How we approach that change and be courageous enough to do something about it may have a lifelong impact on another person and might make a huge difference. Leigh Ann, a successful interior decorator in the movie makes an unwavering decision to help Michael against her husband’s wishes even though she doesn’t know anything about him. She helps him to get an admission in school where earlier he was denied admission because of his poor grades. Since the coach observed Michael’s talent in sports, argues with the authorities saying “You don’t admit Michael Oher because of sports. You admit him because it’s the right thing to do.” He bases his argument on the “Christian” ground believing that everybody is entitled to education.

“The Blind Side” deals with hard-hitting issues such as racism, drug abuse and poverty. Michael lived in a ghetto earlier with his mother who was an alcoholic and drug addict. They were poor and whatever money they had was used by his mother to fulfill her cravings...
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