The Blind Side

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Syrupy sports drama uplifts but glosses over deep issues.

PG-13 2009 128 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 227 reviews

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age 13+

heart-warming story with too many swear words for young kids

This is a great story with the right messages. My husband and I loved it but it has a lot of swear words which my kids didn't like (nor did I like the boys hearing them), and it had touches on really big issues like racism. My 7-year old asked me questions about the movie for days afterward, indicating to me how hard he was working to process all the themes he was exposed to. I asked him how old people should be when watching the film and he said 21, note, he is really sensitive, but still. Great movie for families with young teens, not young kids.
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age 8+

Great Examples

The movie "The Blind Side" is packed with positive messages and has such a great story. Overall, the movie was skillfully made and had a very interesting plot and the acting was great, but it also had such a positive impact on me when I watched it. Based on a true story, a young man named Micheal Oher who is struggling to find a home finds one with the help of Leigh Anne and her family. Despite a difficult adjustment for Micheal and the Tuohy family, they continued to be loving and patient with him, and eventually, Micheal started warming up to the family. It was very motivating and inspiring that the family would bring in a random person to your home and eventually treat them like one of your children. Such great virtues of love are presented in the film. Micheal eventually became a football star and was noticed by universities for his skills, but he never received a proper education and was presented with a tutor to help him with grades. The tutor as well showed such love and patience with Micheal when assisting him. Of course, it shows the hardships and realities of Micheal's journey, but the film is truth-filled with the message of patience. With this film, I absolutely recommend watching this, it creates an attitude of care for others when watching it.

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