“Honey, you are changing that boy’s life.” A friend of Leigh Anne’s exclaimed. Leigh Anne grinned and said, “No, he’s changing mine.” This exchange of words comes from the film trailer of an award-winning film, The Blind Side, directed by John Lee Hancock, released on November 20th, 2009. This film puts emphasis on a homeless, black teen, Michael Oher, who has had no stability or support in his life thus far. It is not until the Tuohy family adopts Michael, that he begins to realize what he is capable of as both a student and football player. There are various techniques used for capturing the attention of an audience as they are viewing a film or film trailer for the first time, and rhetorical appeals happens to be one of them.
The Blind Side is an award-winning Hollywood film and a perfect example of yet another white saviour film created by Hollywood. Though it is important to acknowledge this movie is based on a true story, the movie revolves around the experience of the Touhy family, specifically Leigh Anne Touhy rather than the experience of Michael Oher. Michael is a homeless black boy that gets adopted into the Touhy family and becomes a football star yet in this film, is overshined by Leigh Anne’s character. In addition to this, the movie also fails to address the issue of race directly and creates a binary within white people, creating only the good and the bad. The good ones are the Touhy family that accept a young black boy into their home and the bad ones
Start from this moment, Michael’s life was absolutely changed. Other than that, we also learn the true face of this society in this movie. Because of the body size and skin colour of Michael Oher, the schoolmate was boycott him and do not make friend with him. Not only the schoolmates, the friends of Leigh Anne also question and jeer her because she treats Michael as her children. In this few scenario, it can reflect that society nowadays was not as easy as what we think about.
Conforming to society guides people’s perspectives, generating discrimination, racism, and other oppressive forces. In “The Blind Side,” directed by John Handcock, Michael Oher struggles to conform to societal expectations, adversely influencing his mental and physical state. Through the help of the Tuohy family, Oher overcomes his oppressive childhood and become a famous NFL left tackle. Facing intense discrimination and hate from society, Oher becomes withdrawn to protect himself from harm. After he experiences the forceful separation with his mom, he lost his hope of living.
Each story showcases the effects of turning a blind eye to important subjects that could tear lovers, communities, and relatives apart. Though these acts are genuinely awful, it can cause even cherished loved ones, fellow friends, and well-intentioned neighbors to turn a blind eye to how treacherous they are appearing to
For example, in the movie Michael’s self-schemas is being protective. He had big protective instinct which generally shows that Michael’s self-schemas is the protection of others. He starts to put the best on the game as realizes that his football team are his family and so he believe that he need to protect one another in the field. In conclusion, The Blind Side is one of the best movies that really impact me in a way to motivate me in order to engage fully in lives. The movie is an ‘eye opener’ in which gives me the sense of value to truly help each other so that ones have a better chance in life.
His story was so devastating but inspiring, that it had to be told the right way. As Michael grew up in the rough part of Memphis, he struggled until Leigh Ann came into the picture. Both characters are the focus point in movie, as the novel. The author of The Blind Side Michael Lewis, and director of the movie John Lee Hancock both did a fascinating job in their respective areas with the motion picture winning a golden globe as the novel became a New York Times
The Blind Side is an award-winning Hollywood film and a perfect example of yet another white saviour film created by Hollywood. The white saviour complex is defined by Pragnya Prabakaran as an ideology that people of colour need to be saved by white people, who are superior but help the helpless. Though it is important to acknowledge this movie is based on a true story, the movie revolves around the experience of the Touhy family, specifically Leigh Anne Touhy rather than the experience of Michael Oher. Michael is a homeless black boy that gets adopted into the Touhy family and becomes a football star yet in this film, is overshined by Leigh Anne’s character. In addition to this, the movie also fails to address the issue of race directly and