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Dan Aykroyd plays a blind man (Roy) being courted by a woman (Shirley) living with her controlling, unpleasant father: I know this is the 1970s, but Women's Liberation had already been underway & the ERA in the USA had not been quashed yet. Shirley's father won't let her maternal grandmother live in, won't let her work even at some crappy job like McDonald's, wants her to marry his assistant at the gas station he runs despite her antipathy for him, and openly mocks Roy's disability when he comes over for dinner. It is no wonder she & Roy eventually run away together to live in a different city: with a father like that you need a buffer zone. There are cheap laughs in the movie, like Roy attempting to drive, but the best part in my opinion was watching Aykroyd at a younger age, esp. with the mono-brow (was it real or added for humour? What was that stuff about Roy looking like a model?). One last question: the Colonel Sanders cameo and repeated references to KFC--what was that?
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