Episode 13 - The Blind Side

Real-life professional American football player (and actual human being, mind you) Michael Oher, who is the subject of the 2009 Oscar-nominated sappy box office smash hit “The Blind Side,” isn’t the biggest fan of how he was depicted in this movie — and we can’t blame him.

It depicts him as a dopey vagrant who can barely fend for himself and who has absolutely no understanding of the game of football, until, one day, a white family (mainly Sandra Bullock, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for this somehow) saves him and teaches him how to be great at the game — single-handedly paving his way to Ole Miss and then the NFL.

In reality, Michael Oher had been playing football all his life, was already a star athlete at the rich white school where Sandra Bullock’s character’s family met him, and achieved his goals all on his own.

But, hey, when has Hollywood ever let the truth get in the way of a good story? Well, actually, that’s a stretch, because this movie’s story is equally as awful as its bastardization of what actually happened.

Join us as we tear apart this insanely racist, cheesy and manipulative mess that isn’t even good enough for the likes of Lifetime.

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