Essay on The Blind Side by John Lee Hancock

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The Blind Side is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and is a true story based on the book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. The storyline features the life of young Michael Ohery. The movie takes viewers on a journey with Oher through his troubled childhood, to his years at Briarcrest Christian School, to his adoption by the Tuohy family, to college recruitment, and finally to a position on the Ole Miss’ football team. The movie is set in Memphis, Tennessee. The Blind Side emphasizes the importance of family, love, acceptance, “doing the right thing” as Leigh Ann Tuohy says, and mercy. The Tuohy’s actions and Michael’s story are not fiction, and this account will be shared throughout the world. Let the…show more content…
Early in his days at Wingate, Mike is befriended by a small boy, SJ Tuohy. His father, Sean, is an affluent business person and his mother, Leigh Ann, is a strong, down to earth interior designer. One rainy night, Leigh Ann notices Mike walking in the rain, shivering in the cold. After learning that he intends to spend the night outside the gym, she offers he stay at their house. The next morning Leigh Ann invites Mike to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with their family. Leigh Ann looks beyond Michael’s physical appearance of a gigantic young man and sees a heart screaming to just be loved. As Michael begins to become part of the Tuohy family, friends and neighbors begin to wonder what Leigh Ann and Sean are doing and why they are doing it. Some even suggest that Mike may be a danger and their daughter, Collins, is not safe around him. Leigh Ann is disgusted by these remarks from what she thought were friends. She says that these women should be ashamed of themselves for thinking such things. One lady says “You’re changing that boy’s life!” and Leigh Ann replies “No, he’s changing mine” (The Blind Side). The Tuohy family continues to reach out to Michael. Sean and Leigh Ann set an example for their children by their actions toward Michael.

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