PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
During the Thanksgiving scene when Leigh Anne is setting the table she sets the turkey right in front of her husband. There is a moment that looks much like the famous Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving painting.
Leigh Anne Touhy:
There's a moment of orderly silence before a football play begins. Players are in position, linemen are frozen, and anything is possible. Then, like a traffic accident, stuff begins to randomly collide. From the snap of the ball to the snap of the ...
In the office of the recruiting service when they guy hands Tom Lemming the DVD of Michael, if you look at the magazine that the DVD case is sitting on you will see a picture of Bryce Edward Brown in the Army All-American game. Bryce didn't sign with Tennessee until 2009 which is when he graduated and the film is supposed to be set in 2003-2004.
Family, school and sports photographs of the real Michael Oher and of the real Tuohy family are shown during the initial credits.
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