The Blind Side

The Blind Side, based on the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, tells the story of Michael Oher's life leading up to his decision to play college football. The support of his new family allowed him to go from being homeless to a football star.

Released 2009; Runtime 129 minutes


  • Parents & Family: Oher's adopted family drives his love for football and the people around him; Michael comes to view his team as his family too.
  • Economic Issues: Oher was homeless, living on the streets of Memphis, TN, when a wealthy family takes him under their care.
  • Goal Setting: Michael sets new goals about football and school, which motivates him to try in ways he never did before.