#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 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. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael’s skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft.
Plot: 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.
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The Blind Side
The film is an excellent biographical film for an interesting and interesting story. I am not a fan of American football, but the film attracted me to sports. The representation of most of the actors was excellent, especially the white mother.
Who knows if that guy even wanted to play football?!
There’s a word that I learned listening to smart people talk about issues and subtext and social justice and post-modernism: “problematic”. When a person has a problem with something like a video game or capitalism or the way coffee gets to my house, when they think it’s bad or wrong or unfair but don’t actually have a solution or better, correct, more fair idea in mind, things are “problematic”. They have the aura of a problem. There’s a whiff of trouble, a little stinky hint.
John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side is problematic. The film stars Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw as the Tuohys, and Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, their leviathan adopted son. The film is based on the book of the same name, which details in part the story of how Oher, abandoned by a crack-addict mother and homeless as a high-school sophomore, came to live with and be adopted by the blindingly white, incredibly rich Republican Tuohy family, who helped him eventually make it to the NFL as an offensive linesman.
In the film as in reality, the NCAA had legitimate concerns about the Tuohy’s actions re: Oher, suggesting that perhaps they, as massive boosters for Ole Miss football had taken him in and hired him a professional tutor in the hopes that they could convince him, prodigiously gifted as he was athletically, to play for their alma mater, which he eventually did. The film handles this question as if it were a legitimate puzzle, as if the actions of the Tuohys are beyond their own ken – Bullock’s Leigh Ann asks her husband at one point, “Am I a good person?” Oher in the film is just as puzzled. He has no idea of their motivations, because he is an inarticulate mass, a giant silent looming prop, the obelisk against which the Tuohys can attempt to effect their idea of Christian charity. He’s not quite Michael Clark Duncan’s obsequious blubbering Magic Black Man from The Green Mile, but he’s close enough. To the white, southern Tuohys, to his white coaches and teammates, he’s an unfathomable, totemic, black force that might have been dredged up from the bottom of the ocean. What everyone does see, instantaneously, is that he is large, strong and fast, so they without even bothering to ask turn him into a football player. Leigh Ann is asked at one point in the film if what she’s doing is out of white guilt, and it’s clearly not. The film, though, is going to make a lot of guilty-feeling white people very happy. That’s problematic.
What rescues the film from complete collapse is the performance of Sandra Bullock. It’s a rare gift for an actor to be able to do work that seems to be a conscious decision on the part of the performer to work to make the film better. Bullock’s performance is not just razor-sharp and subtle, it seems calculated, it seems like she as an actress recognized the inherent problems in her character and in the way the film is put together and worked in her performance to correct those problems. Her performance is superb. In every scene in which the film could or would dip into maudlin sentimentality and pathetic white-people-saving-black-people (as long as they’re athletic and will help the team full of white people win) sludge, she’s a little frosted-haired scalpel, cutting through the dross. Unfortunately the film has scenes without her in it, and those are often terrible.
Ultimately, the film does to Oher what the Tuohys did to him. He never speaks about his relationship with the family outside of a few pithy one-liners and smiles. He’s never allowed to be articulate about his background, or goals, or disappointments. He’s a prop moved around at will by people motivated by a weird combination of religious and athletic morality, a giant instinctual force, aimed by anyone but himself and unleashed. It’s not quite offensive, I don’t think, but it certainly is problematic. 4/10
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 9 min (129 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director John Lee Hancock
Writer John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book)
Actors Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 30 nominations.
Production Company Gil Netter
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam ST, Zeiss Master Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory CineFilm Laboratory, Atlanta (GA), USA (dailies), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor Creative Services, New York (NY), USA (video dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (dailies)
Film Length 3,294 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Fuji), D-Cinema