The Blind Side is both a sports film and a Southern film. Many of the movie’s stars are southerners themselves. Sandra Bullock, who portrayed Leigh Anne Tuohy, was born in Virginia and went to high school there (her family spent 12 years in Germany in between). She attended at East Carolina University in North Carolina.
Meanwhile, Tim McGraw, who played Sandra Bullock’s on-screen husband was born and raised in Louisiana. He is also recognized as one of the biggest musicians in Country music. He has produced 15 albums and 10 of those have reached the No. 1 spot on the Country music charts.
Troubles With The Timeline
When a movie is filmed shortly after something takes place, it could appear as though everything has stayed the same. Because of that, some details get overlooked. One such example takes place in the scene at the recruiting office.
During this scene, Tom Lemming receives a DVD of Michael Oher, which sits on a magazine with football player Bryce Brown on the cover, showing him playing in the Army All-American game of 2009. However, The Blind Side takes place in 2003 and 2004 and during those years, Bryce Brown was only 12- and 13-years-old
In the film, Michael Oher needs to improve his grades and average in order to be accepted to the fictional Wingate Christian School. During one scene, Michael is seen taking a history exam. But, something is off.
The camera highlights a question about the Battle of Waterloo and where it happened. Michael wrote that the battle took place in Germany and his teacher marked his answer as correct. However, the battle really took place in what was then The Netherlands and now, Belgium.
There are a few more disparities in the film, besides getting the years mixed up. As mentioned, the movie takes place in 2003 and 2004 so naturally, some things were not available then. For example, in the film, Sean Tuohy is seen using the Safari browser on a Windows operating system. However, this only became available in 2007.
Another example comes with the car that Leigh Anne Tuohy drives, a BMW 750LI. This car only came out in 2006. What’s even funnier is that the car model underwent a major transition in 2006 and looked quite different from its older version which was available in 2003 and 2004.
Those who are aware of privacy laws probably noticed something peculiar in The Blind Side. Leigh Anne, who had not legally adopted Michael Oher yet, could access his files at his school in order to keep track of his progress.
In real life, only legal guardians or attorneys may access a student’s confidential files. Despite this law, we witness the social worker at Wingate Christian School giving Leigh Anne all of Michael’s information.