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The Blind Side

ages 12+ | 94 % Say It's Worth Your Time

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. 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 (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football. 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. Besides Bullock, the film stars Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy, and Kathy Bates as Miss Sue. The movie also features appearances by several current and former NCAA coaches, including SEC coaches Houston Nutt and Ed Orgeron (Oher's coaches in


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Genre: Biography , Drama , Family

Director: John Lee Hancock

Producer: Broderick Johnson, Erwin Stoff, Timothy M. Bourne, Gil Netter, Molly Smith, Andrew Kosove

Cast: Kathy Bates, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kim Dickens, Tom Nowicki, Ray McKinnon, Andy Stahl, Adriane Lenox, Catherine Dyer, Jae Head, Libby Whittemore, Paul Amadi, Omar Dorsey, Quinton Aaron, Lily Collins, Brian Hollan, Melody Weintraub, Sharon Morris, IronE Singleton

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Rated PG-13 Sexual References|Drug References|Brief Violence

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great movie and a great lesson for pert near anybody.

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  • (Female)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    This a wonderful movie about a football player. I am not really into sports movies but I love this movie. It touched my heart and made me cry. Thank goodness Sandra Bullock won an Oscar for her performance. She is a very talented actress. Plus it's a very inspiring movie that make you want to be a better person and do kind things for others.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I absolutely love this movie and have watched it multiple times. It is truly inspiring and always leaves me wanting to be a better person.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    In a tweet: Inspiring! You'll leave knowing there is still love in the world, principled families, and lessons to be learned at all stages of life. More: This is a great show for families with teenagers. I would say the rating holds true, it's not for little kids. It will make you want to be a better person. Most definitely worth buying. Some language and sexual content was made, but nothing that distracts you from the uplifting message of the show.

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Sandra Bullock won a Best Actress award for her role as the plucky, compassionate Leigh, and deservedly so. The story is touching and inspiring, and while it has elements of sports films, the focus remains on the characters, not the game. Based on the life of professional football player Michael Oher, The Blind Side is valuable because it shows the power of family, sacrifice, and good Christian charity in shaping a better world, and movies like that are in tragically short supply. Recommended... See Full Review

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  • (Male)

    ages 9+ | Worth Your Time

    It's about time we saw this movie. A little raw in a few parts, mostly involving confrontations in Michael Oher's old neighborhood, but important to understand his upbringing and contrast with his new life. Sandra Bullock holds the family and the movie together.

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  • (Female)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    This show is fantastic! Sandra Bullock certainly deserved her Oscar; the rest of the cast was great as well. It is a great family film if you have teenagers; it's a pretty clean film, but some of the content is too intense for youngsters. Great lessons; good film.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Bullock turns in a terrific, ball-breaking performance. Unfortunately, the rest of the film is painfully patronizing. I like Bullock, and her character was fully realized & portrayed here, but it could have been played by most fine actresses just as well. ( I am still bitter she won the Oscar over Meryl Streep, a TRUE Oscar-worthy turn in "Doubt"). That being said, it's predictable, manipulative, and the last 30 minutes of the film completely lost me. I just didn't care anymore, because i knew how it would end. See it for Sandra. No other reason...

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    This is a great family show, especially for a football fan. The best part is it's based on a true story. You will come away praising Sandra Bullock for her performance. I highly recommend it.

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  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    YES

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Possibly the most over rated film of all time. I recommend watching Radio instead

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Great family movie and a great message. There are a lot of moral and object lesson in this film. Very well done.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Definitely one of Bullocks best performances. The story is great, the message is great, the acting is great. Wonderful movie all round. Worth your time for sure.

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  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Very inspiring story, it is also fun to watch Michael Oher play currently.

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  • ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    It has a lot of swearing but the film has a great message and feeling to it.

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  • ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    This show is fantastic! Sandra Bullock certainly deserved her Oscar; the rest of the cast was great as well. It is a great family film if you have teenagers; it's a pretty clean film, but some of the content is too intense for youngsters. Great lessons; good film.

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  • (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    One of the best movies I have seen. Very redeeming.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    I agree with @mem0ri. This is a very inspiring story with some touching scenes. Some mature content for younger audiences.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    A good and inspiring movie that doesn't hide too much from the realities of Michael Oher's childhood. Some scenes and portions of the subject matter may be inappropriate for younger children. I would probably rate it PG-15.

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Okfor ages12+