The Blind Side is a biographical drama about Leigh Anne Tuohy,
a tough-as-nails mother who adopted Michael Oher, a homeless black teenager, and inspired him to become a famous American Football player.
The film features a very strong performance from Sandra
Bullock, who won an Oscar for the performance, but the drama's unsung hero is Quinton Aaron as gentle giant Michael.
Although the American Football scenes and references were lost
on me as somebody who has no particular interest in the sport, I still appreciated the inspirational and emotional rags-to-riches story at the heart of the movie.
Did You Know:
Quinton Aaron auditioned for the film, he was working as a security guard between acting gigs. After his audition, he left a card with his contact information and offered to work as a security guard
on the set in case he wasn't selected to play Michael Oher.