"Based on the true story of Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy who take in a homeless teenage African-American, Michael "Big Mike" Oher. Michael has no idea who his father is and his mother is a drug addict. Michael has had little formal education and few skills to help him learn. Leigh Anne soon takes charge however, as is her nature, ensuring that the young man has every opportunity to succeed. When he expresses an interest in football, she goes all out to help him, including giving the coach a few ideas on how best to use Michael's skills. They not only provide him with a loving home, but hire a tutor to help him improve his grades to the point where he would qualify for an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. Michael Oher was the first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2009 NFL draft."
(Above taken from this page).
It's an emotional movie; I'm not 100% sure one way or another whether I actually enjoyed it though. I enjoy true stories - or movies based on true stories - but this movie didn't capture my attention as well as this kind of movie usually would. Still, I'm not saying I didn't enjoy watching it; I did enjoy it, but not as much as I expected to given that it's based on a true story, and I usually really get in to these kinds of movies. Does that make sense?