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Movies about people who rise above their circumstances and get an opportunity to live the American dream are the type I usually enjoy.

"The Blind Side" was an interesting movie which I viewed with my mother and a few other family members. The only words that may have surprised some folks were in the reference to "cutting off" his p-n-s, which certainly made a point to warn the movie version of Oher about getting a woman pregnant.

The only thing about that line in the movie is we all know it takes "two to tango."

One review that I read mentioned that the storyline stayed on the surface, and did not delve deeply into some of the issues in Oher's life.

Actually, telling too much would, in my opinion, be too heavy for the audience that the movie maker targeted. Perhaps the writers and director wanted to stay at the center of the problems surrounding Oher's early life, rather than producing a "tear-jerker" with all of the depressing details of homelessness, abandonment, crack, and other near tragedies or dilemmas.

One thing is certain: if there were more families who would invite people in need into their homes (or favorite program)&n...

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