History Literature / TheBlindSide

5th Jun '18 11:45:52 AM DariusRiggs
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: SJ is portrayed as sort of a young entrepreneur kid, makes sense since his dad owns a number of fast food chains. In real life, SJ wasn't quite like that. He knew when not to interfere and was much more laid-back.
5th Jun '18 11:42:30 AM DariusRiggs
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AdaptationalWimp: Michael is portrayed in this film as a guy who doesn't really know how football completely works yet. In real life, Michael Oher already knew the rules of football and was already quite good at it by the time he was adopted by the Tuohy family.
31st Jan '18 6:06:26 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]]. The book started with a detailed description of said play.

to:

** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball ''Series/MondayNightFootball'' game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]]. The book started with a detailed description of said play.
9th Jan '18 3:55:38 PM MackWylde
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NiceGuy: Michael
9th Jan '18 3:54:55 PM MackWylde
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Michael is a gentle sweetheart but he has had his moment in the third act.


Added DiffLines:

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Leigh Ann is a real MamaBear, both intimidating and even fearful by her family is really loving.
20th Jun '17 2:17:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AbusiveParents: Michael's biological mother Denise neglected him because of her cocaine addiction.



* AbusiveParents: Michael's biological mother Denise neglected him because of her cocaine addiction.
10th Feb '17 9:01:09 AM Hedging
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BasedOnATrueStory

to:

* BasedOnATrueStoryBasedOnATrueStory: Somewhat loosely, but not [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory Very.]]
23rd Dec '16 6:49:32 PM LarryMullen
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed in Atlanta.
6th Aug '16 3:38:01 PM IndirectActiveTransport
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* PomPomGirl: Features of both the sport Oher wants to excel at (Basketball) and the one he makes it in. Collins is herself is on a cheer squad.
8th Feb '16 11:49:52 PM KYCubbie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Sean Jr. is usually called SJ. The coach from the Touhy's hated Tennessee makes a good pitch until he calls him ''CJ''.

to:

** Sean Jr. is usually called SJ. The coach from the Touhy's Tuohys' hated Tennessee makes a good pitch until he calls him ''CJ''.



* PragmaticAdaptation: Michael's encounter with a drug dealer at a party in his old neighborhood is an approximation of an actual incident Michael had when at college where a black classmate harrassed him for "selling out" to a white family and made sexual remarks regarding Collins, and Michael went berserk. The fictionalized story ends as Michael goes to college, so the event was transcribed to a time before graduating from high school.

to:

* PragmaticAdaptation: Michael's encounter with a drug dealer at a party in his old neighborhood is an approximation of an actual incident Michael had when at college where a black classmate harrassed harassed him for "selling out" to a white family and made sexual remarks regarding Collins, and Michael went berserk. The fictionalized story ends as Michael goes to college, so the event was transcribed to a time before graduating from high school.



* ShoutOut: ''The Blind Side'' was released in theaters on the same week as ''New Moon'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Collins is watching ''Twilight'' on television when Leigh Anne brings Michael to the Tuohy's home for the first time. (Which is actually an anachronism, because most of the key events of the original book take place between 2003 and 2005, considerably before ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' became a phenomenon.)
** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]].

to:

* ShoutOut: ''The Blind Side'' was released in theaters on the same week as ''New Moon'', the sequel to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Collins is watching ''Twilight'' on television when Leigh Anne brings Michael to the Tuohy's Tuohys' home for the first time. (Which is actually an anachronism, because most of the key events of the original book take place between 2003 and 2005, considerably before ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' became a phenomenon.)
** The very beginning of the movie starts with video of a 1985 MondayNightFootball game which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ1iVRRu6w0 Lawrence Taylor breaks Joe Theismann's leg]] to illustrate the point of the importance of the left tackle in protecting the quarterback's, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin blind side]]. The book started with a detailed description of said play.



* GentleGiant: The Touhys resented the inference that their daughter was in danger from Michael.

to:

* GentleGiant: The Touhys Tuohys resented the inference that their daughter was in danger from Michael.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While under investigation by the NCAA, Sean Touhy points out that Michael ''couldn't'' have been bought by the other colleges because they're ''already'' very wealthy (Sean and Leigh Anne's absolute loyalty to Ole Miss notwithstanding).

to:

* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney / ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: While under investigation by the NCAA, Sean Touhy Tuohy points out that Michael ''couldn't'' have been bought by the other colleges because they're ''already'' very wealthy (Sean and Leigh Anne's absolute loyalty to Ole Miss notwithstanding).
This list shows the last 10 events of 29. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.TheBlindSide