Big Mike (Quinton Aaron) has problems even bigger than his physical size. When the disadvantaged teen comes to the attention of Leigh Ann and Sean Touhy (Sandra Bullock and Tim McGraw), the affluent couple takes him into their family and tries to help him. Based on a true story, love, tutoring and football play a large role in this inspirational movie.
Why Is The Blind Side Rated PG-13?
The Blind Side is rated PG-13 for one scene involving brief violence, drug and sexual references.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Blind Side...
This movie depicts an altercation between young men after one youth makes crude sexual remarks about anothers adoptive mother and sister. During the scuffle, punches are thrown, people are pushed and a gun is pulled out and fired (no one is shot). In a later scene a character claims to be packing a gun and to be a card carrying member of the NRA. A car accident occurs and two of the passengers are seen with some blood and minor injuries. Infrequent mild and moderate profanities are heard, including a couple of crude anatomical terms and one use of an accurate male anatomical term. A married couple is seen talking in bed and when the man rolls on top of the woman she asks if he is still paying attention to what she is saying. A woman discusses her drug addictions. A character is briefly seen smoking a cigar. Men sip beer.
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Director John Lee Hancock also worked on The Rookie, another true story about a long shot athlete. Football and a good education change the life of a struggling youth in the movie Rudy. Singer/Actor Tim McGraw plays the father of a feisty horse lover in Flicka.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Blind Side...
The Blind Side releases to DVD and Blu-ray on March 23, 2010.
The Blind Side on Blu-ray offers the following bonus extras:
- Michael Oher Exclusive: Interview with the Pro Footballer Whose Life the Movie Depicts
- Sidelines: Conversations On The Blind Side (Sandra Bullock and Leigh Anne Tuohy Go One-On-One / Director/Screenwriter John Lee Hancock and Author Michael Lewis Go One-on-One)
- Acting Coaches: Behind The Blind Side (When Six Legendary SEC College Football Coaches Come Together, Competition Steps Up Both On and Off the Screen)
- The Story of Big Quinton (Actor Quinton Aaron’s Moving Life Story Has Much in Common with the Football Star He Portrays)