Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a family movie day with my wife, my two boys and my in-laws. We went to see a movie that I had great anticipation to see; The Blind Side. In case you don’t know the details about The Blind Side I will provide an overview, a quick review and some life applicable thoughts.
The Blind Side movie is based on Michale Lewis’ book “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.” This remarkable true story of Michael Oher aka “Big Mike,” a homeless African-American youngster from a horribly broken home. Michael was taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own.
Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome, as a football player and student. Oher works hard and with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle. In the latest chapter of his inspiring story, Oher was a First Round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, selected by the Baltimore Ravens. The Touhys were there to share the moment with him.
My Review: This movie was one of the all around best movies that I have seen in a really long time. The movie had excellent acting, suspense, reality and it was a tear jerking inspiration. The movie is rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug references, mild sexual references and some language. In my opinion the scenes were appropriately contextual. Outside of those scenes, the movie was overall excellent and family friendly.
Sandra Bullock’s acting was superb and one of my favorite characters was S.J., the younger brother played by Jae Head. The Blind Side is a must see and I will actually go see it again!
The Lesson: A left tackles responsibility is to protect the quarterbacks Blind Side. Michael learned to not only protect the quarterbacks Blind side, but he showed that if you care about people you will be willing to protect their Blind Side. In my opinion a good leader will develop a group of leaders that will not only point out his or her Blind Sides, but they will protect them from Blind Side hits.
Life is about exposing, realizing and protecting Blind Sides.
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