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The Blind Side (Blu-ray + DVD Combi Pack) [Region Free]

Sandra Bullock , Quinton Aaron , John Lee Hancock    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Tim McGraw
  • Directors: John Lee Hancock
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Dutch, Danish, English, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, German, Swedish
  • Dubbed: Spanish, German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 9 Aug 2010
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (234 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0039MJ5D4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,820 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The Blind Side takes the true story of a young man who went from abandonment to success as a pro-football player and treats it with respect. The movie doesn't oversell what is, on the face of it, already compelling. It's almost impossible to describe the plot without sounding painfully inspirational: Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron, Be Kind Rewind), a hulking but gentle African-American teen in Tennessee, gets taken in by a well-to-do white family; the mother, Leigh Anne Touhy (Sandra Bullock), pushes and mothers the boy, who eventually wins a football scholarship to the University of Mississippi. In the wrong hands, this could have been maudlin, manipulative, and condescending. To the credit of writer-director John Lee Hancock, adapting Michael Lewis's acclaimed book, the result is intelligent, genuine, and alternately funny and moving. Leigh Anne could easily have been grandstanding and virtuous, but Bullock doesn't shy away from her vain and domineering side. The football scenes will be gripping even to non-sports fans because they've been so successfully grounded in Michael's emotional life. The all-around solid cast includes country music star Tim McGraw, pint-sized Jae Head (Hancock), and Kathy Bates as the tutor who guided Michael's academic success. Don't be surprised if you can't keep yourself from watching all the real-life photos of Michael, Leigh Anne, and the rest of the family that are featured in the credits; by the end of the movie, you will care about them all. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter's classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael-wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter-come out of the cold. Without a moment's hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness turns into something more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences in their backgrounds. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, Michael's presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress (Sandra Bullock).
 

Special Features

  • Additional Scenes
  • Sideslines: Conversations On The Blind Side
  • Sandra Bullock and Leigh Anne Tuohy go one-to-one
  • Director/Screenwriter John Lee Hancock and Author Michael Lewis go one-to-one
  • The Story Of Big Quinton
  • Neophyte Actor Quinton Aaron's moving life story has much in common with the American football star he portrays
  • Michael Oher Exclusive
  • Rare interview with the professional American football player whose life the movie depicts
  • Acting Coaches: Behind The Blind Side
  • When six legendary American football coaches come together, competition steps up both on and off the screen

 

  • Actors

Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Jae Head, Lily Collins, Ray McKinnon, Kim Dickens, Kathy Bates & Andy Stahl



Customer Reviews

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars make you laugh and cry. 24 Sep 2010
By Lou
Format:DVD
This film had such an impact on me the story is amazing watched twice in one weekend. From my Mum age 70 to my girls aged 12 we all loved it and was gripped from the first few minutes. Even if you don't understand america football as I don't it still has a lot of meaning to it and Sandra Bullock is brilliant.

worth watching and not just once.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST HAVE 14 Feb 2011
Format:DVD
This is a movie that has no guns, no car chases and no sex but is a must have as it is just one of those heart warming movies that you need to see to make life worth living. FANTASTIC
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 29 Dec 2010
Format:DVD
No movie has ever made me cry - except this one. The Blindside is the true story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American 17 year old. He has moved from foster home to foster home, and finally found himself staying with a friend who drafted him into a private school, where he met SJ, son of Leigh Anne Leigh Anne Tuohy who takes him in.

Sandra Bullocks's performance in this film is definitely the best from her entire career. Sandra Bullock was going to turn down the offer to do the film, but after meeting Mrs. Tuohy she didn't want to see anybody else do the role, and good job too as the role left her with an Oscar.

The film is charming, inspiring and a real tear jerker. The first time you watch the film you do feel by the end that you've been sat on the sofa for the past 3 days, as it is a long movie and there is so much information to take it. Despite this though, it's one of those films you can go back to over and over again.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
Separated as a child from his older brother Marcus and raised by a drug-addicted mother with 11 other kids in tow (his father was entirely absent) - 16-year old Michael Oher barely registered on public records. He'd been in and out of foster homes since the age of 7 and with a below average IQ of 80 and school grades barely scraping zero - the American education system also considered him to be simple as well as useless. And few in the Hurt Village area where he lived (notorious Housing Projects in North Memphis) fended for him - let alone made it into their twenties alive.

One day a school football coach is approached in his offices by Oher's then black stepfather Big Tony the Mechanic (Michael is sleeping in his house on the sofa). Tony wants a place for his small son and 'Big Mike' at Wingate Christian School in Texas. When Coach Cotton looks out the window - he sees Big Mike (played to perfection by Quinton Aaron)- a grizzly-bear black teenager playing hoops like he was born to. But more than taken with Mike's athletic skills - Coach Cotton is moved (great work from Roy McKinnon). He decides right there and then to persuade a reluctant school panel to give this massive teenager a second chance.

They agree - but then feel they may have made a mistake - as Michael appears incapable of learning and his sole contribution to an exam paper is to draw a sailboat on the back page with a singular child in it - lost at sea. But one teacher Mrs. Boswell (beautifully played by Kim Dickens) believes there's intelligence in Mike - if only she can find a way to get it out and up his grades (thereby keeping his place in the program)...

Also in Wingate School are S.J.
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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful
By SusieH
Format:DVD
Sandra Bullock's performance, as Leigh Ann Touhy, a well-to-do mum with a heart of gold and strong Christian values, is outstanding.

She takes in Big Mike, or as he prefers, Michael, played by Quinton Aaron. Michael is a friend of her son, SJ, played by Jae Head. He is homeless, having been removed from his drug addict mother, and his entire possessions fit in one small plastic bag. Michael is black, a gentle giant, has a low IQ, and is an underachiever at school, but scores 98% for protective instincts.

He has to drastically improve his academics, helped by understanding teachers, and his tutor Miss Sue (Kathy Bates), before he is even allowed to start to develop his great promise at sports. Once he is able to relate his protective instincts to his fellow team mates he makes a formidable player, being wooed by university coaches across the country.

This is a truly heartwarming story, all the more so as it is based on a true story. This is definitely a movie to restore your faith in human nature.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC 14 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
Brilliantly cast, incredible true-life story. So glad they didn't make this a slush-fest, which they could have done. Really couldn't fault this film at all. I loved Sandra's character - strong, to-the-point, yet had her secretive softer side. Super ending too.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best films I've ever seen 15 Aug 2010
By Shell
Format:DVD
I absolutely loved this film from start to finish. I cried happy/sad tears through most of it but it was so inspirational how can you not love it. I didn't actually know anything about it before I watched it so had no idea it was based on a real story which made it all the more poignant. If you're feeling a bit sorry for yourself watch this!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'A GENUINE FEEL-GOOD MOVIE' 25 May 2014
By rbmusicman TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
.'Sandra Bullock' wins, some would say an overdue 'oscar' for her performance in this 'really good movie'
I did actually feel that 'Quinton Aaron's role as 'Michael Oher' was an amazing portrayel was well worthy of the
award he received and the nominations in various categories at that time.

There is no question that 'Sandra Bullock' a genuine talent, and yet. not all her 'role' choices have done her justice.
In recent times i re-watched and enjoyed 'The Proposal' ( couldn't stop laughing ) on the strength of her role in that film i bought and watched 'All about Steve' back then and was hugely dissapointed, it was a real 'turkey'
This film is based on a true story -
In this film 'Leigh' ( sandra bullock ) takes pity on 'Michael' ( Quinton aaron ) when she see's him wandering the street with nowhere to go and without asking her family invites him into her home for the night.
'Michael' had recently been given a place in a local school after a 'coach' at the school had seen him sink several balls into the basketball net, the 'coach' see's potential.
'Leigh' and her family quickly take 'Michael' into their hearts ignoring the racial jibes.
They set out not only to be-friend 'Mchael'' they set out to help him become all that he can be, both with his education and obvious flare for sport.
This is far and away one of the best movies I had seen in 2010, should 'Sandra Bullock' have won 'best actress' ? ?.. it was certainly a great performance from her.
In my view the film itself was almost certainly worthy of both acclaim and probably should have won 'Best Film' of that year.
The film is certainly worth a re-visit.......enjoyed it as much this time as I had first time around.
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