The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael LewisWhen we first meet Michael Oher, he is one of thirteen children by a mother addicted to crack; he does not know his real name, his father, his birthday, or how to read or write. He takes up football and school after a rich, white, Evangelical family plucks him from the streets. Then two great forces alter Oher: the familys love and the evolution of professional football itself into a game in which the quarterback must be protected at any cost. Our protagonist becomes the priceless package of size, speed, and agility necessary to guard the quarterbacks greatest vulnerability: his blind side.
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The Blind Side (2009)
Sign in. The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed.
The Blind Side true story reveals that Michael's birth mother had been addicted to crack cocaine. He was shot and killed, then thrown off an overpass on the west side of Memphis. Michael didn't learn of his father's death until three months after it happened, partially because it took time for his father to be identified. Tony Henderson, who helped Michael get into Briarcrest, called the school office with the news of Michael's father's death. Michael's father hadn't been around when he was growing up. The character in the movie who refers to himself as Tony Hamilton is based on Tony Henderson aka Big Tony , who in real life runs an athletic program that mentors teens in his neighborhood.
Carolina Panthers left tackle Michael Oher said Wednesday the movie about his life has taken away from what he does as a player. The subject came up when Oher was asked if a minicamp scrape between him and defensive end Kony Ealy showed he has to prove his worth after struggling the past two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans. They don't really see the skills and the kind of player I am. That's why I get downgraded so much, because of something off the field. It's something else off the field. That's why I don't like that movie.
Based on the true story of Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael Oher. Michael has no idea who his .
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The movie earned high praise from everyone but Michael Oher
Michael Oher was just 16 years old when his life changed forever. He lived with a mechanic at first. Michael also lived with at least five other families when his coaches found out he was homeless. During an interview with the Sioux City Journal, Leigh Anne said she was amazed at how quickly the book had been turned into a film. People all over the country were doing far greater things than we were, but it happened.
The impressive performance of the cast scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Film. But while the cast was widely receiving praise for its efforts, tension brewed in the background. To Michael Oher, the true story of his life was very different than how the movie portrayed him. The Blind Side became an instant success. Critics generally enjoyed the film, and audiences loved it. The movie garnered multiple award nominations, and it even took home some hardware.