It is, of course, important to discriminate between charity and support that encourages youth opportunities for growth and self-reliance. Leigh Anne herself is ambivalent about her feelings towards a poor, black kid even as she wants to help him.
Little by little, the audience is allowed a peek into Oher's upbringing, not a pretty picture, probably less so in real life. Gina Miranda Samuels has published one such study.
This is both an artistic problem and a political one. We can learn that our fears of teenagers of color are out of proportion. That assault is one we inflict on ourselves. Granted there is a temptation to read more into it, but The Blind Side is a small movie about one person and one family.
People will give enough to alleviate immediate suffering, but rarely enough to prevent future suffering or change underlying conditions. Enter into conversation with us by writing to us: The film also provides several moments of comic relief in the form of McGraw's occasional one-liners that help to break up the film's drama.
Does this movie, as a piece of public art, challenge old destructive stereotypes or does it reinforce them by making us whites feel good and entertained? He is shown to have a kind of childlike personality, because he tries to play with kindergarten children Rachel St.
One of the commentators on The View March 7than early morning television talk show on CBS, has one of commentators say that the impression the movie left with her is that poverty and race can be solved by the largess of some wealthy, white, liberal family.
It's not until McGraw recites "The Charge of the Light Brigade" that Oher learns about courage, honor and ultimately passes another difficult test: Bigger Thomas forces us to sympathize with a far less sympathetic character, and in so doing, makes a far stronger statement about the effects of racism and poverty.
What Leigh Anne will not accept for Michael, no parent, white or black, should accept for any child, white or black: Have you tended to stereotype black, white, Hispanic, or Asian-American opinions?
Problems that members of the black underclass encounter are a result of their culture, their lack of personal responsibility…. It is an insult and a sugar-coated fraud. Private action is absolutely not a substitute for government action and institutional change, but too many people use their inability to accomplish the latter as an excuse not to attempt the former.
The movie was a predictable "feel good" story that in our opinion was not in the same league as the other nominees for best picture. So the question to ask: While it was a good performance by Bullock who had a fine southern accent for her character, we decided that she probably was given the Oscar for "her body of work".
The film features several touching moments such as when the Tuohy's drop Oher off at college or when Bullock confronts Oher's real mother, who can barely remember which man was his biological father.
Precious has a much more complete personality; she pushes back….The Blind Side, a film based on a true story about a wealthy Tennessee couple who takes in a black teen from a broken family, is such a story. By the way, I don't love football; I don't even like.
THE BLIND SIDE Movie Review ‘The Blind Side’ is the real life story about Micheal Oher, an Afro-American football player and his struggles from being an abandoned kid growing up in a foster home to a NFL (National Football League) player after being adopted by the family, the Touhys, who were white skinned Americans.
Both “Precious” and “The Blind Side” were up for Best Picture at the Oscars, Sandra Bullock won best Actress in a Leading Role from “The Blind Side,” and Mo’Nique (Imes-Jackson) won best Actress in a Supporting Role from “Precious.”.
'The Blind Side' Reaches Across Class and Race A movie about a Christian woman's outreach to an African American teenager depicts redemption, but only at the personal level. Lisa Graham McMinn. Published: Wed, 29 Jun John Lee Hancock’s film entitled “The Blind Side” describes the struggle of a Black man to become part of the White society.
Michael Oher, the main character in the story shows the audience how a black man experiences mistreatment and discrimination from his white community which is the common trend of American mainstream.
The Blind Side is based on a true story about a homeless boy named Michael Oher (Big Mike) who has been living with different people until the Tuohys take him in. Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy eventually become his legal guardians and the story is about how his life improves while playing football at.Download