Remember the Titans seemed to start a modern trend of sports-related movies, although they’ve always been popular. The Blind Side follows in this tradition, but it is about much more than sports. Basically, the movie is about an affluent white family, the Touhys, who takes in a homeless black teenager, Michael Oher.
The Touhys are able to help Michael stay in a good school and pass his classes. Michael becomes part of the family, even though they all have to deal with people on the outside commenting on the situation and passing judgment. Like a real family, they all help each other through difficult times and enjoy good times together.
This might sound a little lame or cliche, but the story is well-told and convincing. The fact that it is based on a true story probably helps. But the acting also helps. Sandra Bullock as Leigh Anne Touhy and Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher make the movie.  She injects into the movie her usual charm, spirit, and talent, while he conveys emotion with a dearth of words.  Another nice touch about The Blind Side are the real photos and video footage at the end. It was a good way to tie the story together, and should leave viewers with a sense of completion.
The Blind Side is an all-around good movie, one that I would recommend. And Sandra certainly deserved her Best Actress oscar for her role.