Movie Review - the Blind Side Essay

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Movie Analysis
The Blind Side
John Lee Hancock

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Redeem B. Tamayor
The Blind Side was a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. It featured Michael Oher, an offensive linesman who played for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Homeless and traumatized, Michael “Big Mike” Oher was absorbed in Wingate Christian School through the help of his friend’s father who talked to Burt Cotton, the coach of the said school, who was fascinated and impressed by Mike’s size and athleticism. Sullied and underprivileged as he was, most of the students shun him except a boy named Sean
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This left him hanging as to whether the Tuohys never used their influence to ensure his accommodation to their alma mater or the investigator was right to say that it wasn't his decision after all to choose Ole Miss. This was thankfully resolved when he had a talk with Leigh Anne who clarified that she did not impose any forcing influence to make Michael choose her school. Rather, she was even willing to support Michael in whatever decision he made even though it was coupled with his desire to play with Tennessee, Ole Miss’ rival. This cleared up everything and the investigator, much to her surprise, was contented with Michael’s answer – “I chose Ole Miss since my family had gone there”. Towards the end, he became an All American offensive left tackle and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens the first round in the 2009 NFL Draft. He died, unfortunately, on his 21st birthday by reason of a gang fight that ensued in Hurt Village.

Leigh Anne Tuohy She was a strong-minded interior designer and the wife of wealthy businessman Sean Tuohy. She was once the cheerleader of Ole Miss and a Mississippi booster. She had this heart to help other people to the extent of embracing people as her own. Also being a strong willed individual, she had a great influence on the other characters