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Hysterical Blindness (2002)

TV Movie  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama  |  21 August 2002 (USA)
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Two friends lament their unhappy single lives while searching for Mr. Right in 1980s New Jersey.

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In this bittersweet slice of working class single New Jersey life, best friends Debby and Beth (both pushing thirty) go looking for love in the wrong place - namely their favorite bar, Oliver's. Rugged contractor Rick eyes Beth but ends up going home with the more assertive Debby. Beth's style is further cramped by the responsibilities of single motherhood. As Debby tries to parlay what was essentially a casual fling into possible marriage with an indifferent Rick, her mother Virginia wonders if her affair with widower Nick is the real thing. Rounding out the romantic possibilities is Bobby, the bartender who flirts with Beth. The women clash as plans go awry, tragedy strikes, and hearts get broken. In the end, Debby, Beth, and Virginia find, if not the relationships of their dreams, peace with each other and within themselves. Written by Schleppy

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In the 80's, they said love was a battlefield...they were right.

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Ceguera histérica  »

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During filming at the Bar exterior, a freight train rumbled right through the set, shutting down filming for several minutes and igniting a reflective light screen, which had been blown onto a light by the wind from the passing train. See more »

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The movie is set in 1987, but there are many late-90's model vehicles. See more »

Quotes

Debby Miller: Beth!Why'd you have to congratulate her?
Beth: I don't know.She's a human being, isn't she?
Debby Miller: She's wearing pink shoes.
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A very pleasant surprise
9 November 2004 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I think all women under 40 should see this movie.Thumbs up for the women director's vision on the issues depicted in this movie.Uma Thurman is absolutely gorgeous,very talented,very subtle.All actors are great.This is what women should mostly watch,not soap operas,Pretty Woman,Titanic and other crap.If all movies, TV and music would follow the same pattern of this movie (and other), as opposed to unrealistic,cheesy crap that you usually find,the world would be a better place, for both men and women. The scene in the end where Uma's character makes a spectacle of herself in the pub is right there with Pacino's "say hello to my little friend!".Beautiful.Realistic.Interesting.Shattering.

I am speechless, 10 points.


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