Teenager Michael Oher is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy. Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold. Without a moment’s hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home for the night. What starts out as a gesture of kindness becomes much more as Michael becomes part of the Tuohy family despite the differences and backgrounds.
Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:
Were the stereotypes presented in the film similar to stereotypes that you, your friends or family members have experienced? How have you dealt with stereotypes in your life?
How did Michael’s character defy the stereotypes people assigned to him?
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