John Lee Hancock’s 2009 sports drama, The Blind Side is an inspiring and heartwarming movie. Dealing with various pertinent themes, the film encompasses the journey of Michael Oher, a football player. The film adapts the acclaimed book by Michael Lewis, titled, The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.
The movie adaptation has been well-reviewed and proved to be a commercial success. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it made a whopping $309 million box office collection. The movie was originally released on November 20, 2009, and has a running time of 126 minutes. It has a PG-13 rating.
Where to Watch The Blind Side?
Hancock’s movie The Blind Side is not available for streaming on Netflix. You can stream the movie on the Cinemax add-on. The movie is not available on Hulu. However, it is available for rent or purchase via Amazon Prime Video. You can also buy or rent the sports movie on AppleTV+.
Who is in the Cast of The Blind Side?
The Blind Side stars Sandra Bullock in the role of Leigh Anne Tuohy. Sandra’s performance has been well-received by the audience, which led her to win Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for her role. She is accompanied by Tim McGraw, in the role of Sean Tuohy.
The protagonist, Michael Oher is played by Quinton Aaron. Kathy Bates stars as Miss Sue, Lily Collins as Collins Tuohy, and Jae Head as Sean “S.J.” Tuohy. Some of the supporting cast members include Adriane Lenise in the role of Denise Oher, Ray McKinnon as Coach Cotton, and Mrs. Boswell played by Kim Dickens. There are various cameo roles of coaches of NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision in their original identity.
What is the Plot of the Movie?
The Blind Side has a 66% Rotten Tomatoes score, and 7.6/10 IMDb Ratings. Hancock’s movie takes inspiration from the true and moving story of Michael Oher. It chronicles his life, about he makes an iconic rise from his impoverishment to become a rising football star as a player in the National Football League.
Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw), and Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock), play the role of Michael’s adoptive parents, and their contribution to Michael’s journey is significant. The movie traces his journey, as he perseveres to not feel dejected at the life obstacles and constantly strive to move ahead.
A formulaic heartwarming movie, the chronicles of Michael Oher’s life has proved to be an inspiration for many. It throws light on how humanity is still alive, as the Tuohy’s contribute to bringing up an African-American teen, and help him overcome the various problems.
The fiesty, and domineering matriarch, Leigh is adamant to bring Oher to the throes of success. However, the challenges in Michael Oher’s path are many, including battling against poverty and racism that imprisons him. But, his perseverance is more strong against all those binding forces, and he outlasts them to become an All-American football star.
A great sports drama watch, Michael Oher’s story in The Blind Side is well-portrayed. You can pick it up for your next watch that will definitely inspire you and leave you with a heartwarming feeling.