History YMMV / TheBlindSide

20th Jun '17 2:18:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The NCAA agent is right, and the Tuohys are exploiting Oher in order to make sure he plays for their favorite college football team. The scene where Kathy Bates lies to Oher about bodies being under the field at Neyland Stadium is disturbing on multiple levels, not least for the way it recalls the Stepin Fetchit, minstrel show-era cowardly black servant stereotype.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The NCAA agent is right, and the Tuohys are exploiting Oher in order to make sure he plays for their favorite college football team. The scene where Kathy Bates lies to Oher about bodies being under the field at Neyland Stadium is disturbing on multiple levels, not least for the way it recalls the Stepin Fetchit, minstrel show-era cowardly black servant stereotype.
5th Jun '16 6:41:23 PM MagBas
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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. An unaccompanied white woman walking right into a bad neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in real life.]]
9th Sep '15 7:05:27 AM Lionheart0
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* UnfortunateImplications: Following it's release, ''The Blind Side'' has been [[http://www.dallasobserver.com/film/the-blind-side-what-would-black-people-do-without-nice-white-folks-6420117 criticized for]] the [[WhiteMansBurden White Savior]] elements in the plot and that Oher was made a supporting character in the story of ''his'' life.
18th Jun '15 7:01:15 AM Market43Fan
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* HypeBacklash: After it won Sandra Bullock an Oscar, audiences started seeing the movie in a bit harsher light, claiming that it won largely because of WhiteGuilt, that the idea of a contemporary WhiteMansBurden film is uncomfortable, and questioning some of the plot points and acting as being narmy.

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* HypeBacklash: After it won Sandra Bullock an Oscar, audiences started seeing the movie in a bit harsher light, claiming that it won largely because of WhiteGuilt, that the idea of a contemporary WhiteMansBurden film is uncomfortable, and questioning some of the plot points and acting as being narmy.narmy.
** Oher himself would claim that the movie led to unrealistic expectations about his abilities; hinting that had it not come out [[http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/michael-oher-says-biopic-the-blind-side-has-hurt-nfl-career/ar-AAbJZzE?ocid=U142DHP he possibly wouldn't have to deal with being considered a bust]] (though the possibility no one would have heard of Oher outside of the movie was not mentioned).
13th Jun '15 6:25:10 PM RBluefish
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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an unaccompanied white woman walking right into a WrongSideOfTheTracks neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.]]

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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an An unaccompanied white woman walking right into a WrongSideOfTheTracks bad neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.real life.]]
13th May '15 7:35:36 PM RBluefish
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** Sandra Bullock was adopting baby from New Orleans, who turned out to be an African-American boy named Louis, after Louis Armstrong. Made slightly less hilarious since she's divorcing her husband.

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** Sandra Bullock was adopting a baby from New Orleans, who turned out to be an African-American boy named Louis, after Louis Armstrong. Made slightly less hilarious since she's divorcing her husband.
20th Feb '15 12:32:49 PM Larkmarn
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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an unaccompanied white woman walking right into a
WrongSideOfTheTracks neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.]]

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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an unaccompanied white woman walking right into a
a WrongSideOfTheTracks neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.]]
20th Feb '15 12:25:18 PM Larkmarn
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* HypeBacklash: After it won Sandra Bullock an Oscar, audiences started seeing the movie in a bit harsher light, claiming that it won largely because of WhiteGuilt, that the idea of a contemporary WhiteMansBurden film is uncomfortable, and questioning some of the plot points and acting as being narmy.



* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an unaccompanied white woman walking right into a WrongSideOfTheTracks neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.]]

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* MarySue: Leigh Anne can appear like one of these sometimes, especially when she [[spoiler: faces down a drug dealer while searching for Michael. I mean, an unaccompanied white woman walking right into a a
WrongSideOfTheTracks neighborhood, threatening a drug dealer, and then walking right out again? Kind of unlikely in RealLife.]]]]
* {{Narm}}: "Michael scored in the 98th percentile in protective instincts." It's supposed to come off as an example of her knowing what's best for Oher and standing up to the coach, but it comes across as awkward and prone to FridgeLogic (what kind of standardized test measures "protective instincts"?!?).



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* TastesLikeDiabetes: Scenes of Oher with the Tuohys lean towards this. Talk of Oher protecting his family especially lean towards this; his protective instincts are treated like ThePowerOfFriendship.
31st Dec '14 12:34:32 PM MagBas
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The NCAA agent is right, and the Tuohys are exploiting Oher in order to make sure he plays for their favorite college football team. The scene where Kathy Bates lies to Oher about bodies being under the field at Neyland Stadium is disturbing on multiple levels, not least for the way it recalls the Stepin Fetchit, minstrel show-era cowardly black servant stereotype. The portrayal of Oher as ignorant and childlike has its own UnfortunateImplications, something the real Oher (who was very much neither attribute) was quick to point out.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The NCAA agent is right, and the Tuohys are exploiting Oher in order to make sure he plays for their favorite college football team. The scene where Kathy Bates lies to Oher about bodies being under the field at Neyland Stadium is disturbing on multiple levels, not least for the way it recalls the Stepin Fetchit, minstrel show-era cowardly black servant stereotype. The portrayal of Oher as ignorant and childlike has its own UnfortunateImplications, something the real Oher (who was very much neither attribute) was quick to point out.
22nd Nov '14 8:23:49 AM Illuminatus
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* ItWasHisSled: Michael succeeds at escaping poverty and reaching the NFL. Being a starter on a Super Bowl champion will pretty much spoil even non-sports fans.
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