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McGraw says 'Blind Side' teaches lessons

Hollywood Wrap with George Pennacchio
November 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Tim McGraw says his new movie, "The Blind Side," teaches lessons we should follow.Tim McGraw just went to No. 1 with his 10th studio album, "Southern Voices." He's juggling that release with the release of his latest movie, the fact-based drama, "The Blind Side."

Tim co-stars with Sandra Bullock as a well-to-do husband and wife who open their home and their hearts to a troubled African-American teenager.

There may be a lot on his plate, but Tim credits his wife, Faith Hill, with being a "master scheduler," and that keeps things in check for the couple and their three young daughters.

"We're there for all the school functions, we go to the high school football games, we go to the plays, we go to all the parent-teacher meetings. For them, life is as normal as life can be in our situation," Tim said.

Sandra discovered first hand there's plenty to admire with the McGraw family.

"There's so much love in that family and so much laughter. It's beautiful to see that people can be that successful and they have such a tight knit and loving family but that the family comes first," said Sandra.

Tim's on-screen counterpart is also a man who puts family first.

McGraw said he admires the real guy he plays for simply reaching out to someone in need, and it's something he thinks we should all be conscious of at this point in time.

"Especially in what's going on the world, the economy and everybody's lives right now, this Thanksgiving, this holiday season, is the perfect time to sort of sit down and be thankful for what we do have and not what we don't have," said Tim.

Tim told us he will be home for the holidays, but he has a film in January, and he's going on tour in February.

"The Blind Side" opens Nov. 20.


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