The Other Side
The Most Important Opinion
The movie was a huge success. Audiences and critics loved the movie, but it seemed like one of the most important people related to the film didn’t like it…
Michael Oher himself reportedly didn’t like the film at all. As a matter of fact, he hated it! Regardless of how good the actors were, Oher felt like it wasn’t a good representation of his life at all, and he even said that it ended up doing more damage than anything else.
One of the reasons he didn’t like the film is because he doesn’t have the type of personality that his character had in the movie. Quinton Aaron, the actor who portrayed him in the movie, wasn’t really what anyone would call accurate.
The film shows him to be a reserved, lone wolf type person, while in real life he’s pretty much the opposite. He’s a fun-loving guy who is always smiling and having fun.
The movie doesn’t hide Oher’s rocky beginnings. It even says that he was homeless and without a real family for quite some time. However, the film wasn’t able to capture how hard it actually was. He did have a tough life. His own mother neglected him in favor of drugs and alcohol, and his father was in prison and eventually murdered. Not only this, but Oher was actually one of 12 children in his family, and none of them got the support they needed while growing up.
The movie was great. Fans loved it, critics loved it… but is it accurate? Take a look at some behind the scenes facts you would have otherwise missed.