Biopic of American football star Michael Oher. The homeless son of a crack addict, over-sized black teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is taken in by the wealthy white Tuohy family after Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) finds him wandering the bitterly cold streets wearing only a thin T-shirt.
The Tuohys hire a private tutor, Miss Sue (Kathy Bates), to help Michael with his studies at the mostly white Wingate Christian High School, but it is on the football field that he really excels.
As Michael is given the opportunity to fulfil his potential both on and off the football field, his presence in the Tuohys' lives leads them to valuable self-discoveries of their own.
Bullock won the 2010 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance.