Thursday evening we went and saw The Blind Side. This is a great movie. If you like football, of course you will want to see it but I would recommend this even to people who don’t care anything about football. If you can only talk your wife or girlfriend into seeing one football movie in her entire lifetime make sure it’s this one.
The Blind Side is about the Ravens rookie offensive lineman Michael Oher. As with most movies, Hollywood took some liberties. In the movie Oher is portrayed as knowing nothing about football at the time he meets his adoptive family but in real life he had already been playing football for several years and was good at it. There are a couple of dramatic incidents in the movie that I’m very curious about. I would like know whether they really happened. I’m not going to give any hints, though. You’ll just have to go see it for yourselves.
I enjoyed Sandra Bullock’s portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy and I hope it was accurate because I want to believe that someone like that really exists. I also greatly appreciated the first minute or two of the movie, which was an explanation of the importance of the left tackle position in football and a description of the ideal left tackle.