22 March, 2011

The Blind Side

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School, his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football.

But this isn’t a film about football. It is the story of an inspiring women, and her family, who fought against prejudice and adversity to offer a home and a future to a disadvantaged young man.

For her performance, Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The film itself also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron and Tim McGraw

A truly unmissable film.

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