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Blind Dating (2006)

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A blind young man (Pine) thinks he finds love with an Indian woman (Jay), though their relationship is fraught with cultural differences.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Alden ... Jasmine (as Jenny Alden)
Chris Pine ... Danny
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Larry
Steve Wellington Steve Wellington ... Young Danny (as Steven Wellington)
Anjali Jay ... Leeza Raja
Jane Seymour ... Dr. Evans
Austin Rogers ... Young Larry
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Dr. Perkins
Ashlyn Yates ... Young Marie
Pooch Hall ... Jay
Megan Umberger Megan Umberger ... Girl in Park #1
Olivia Garvey Olivia Garvey ... Girl in Park #2
Frank Gerrish ... Angelo
Gabriella Helmstetler Gabriella Helmstetler ... Girl in Park #3
Dee Macaluso Dee Macaluso ... Lucia
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Storyline

A charming young blind man signs up for a dangerous experimental procedure: brain surgery that may give him partial vision. While taking tests he falls hard for the lovely East Indian nurse, but she has been promised in an arranged marriage - a promise she feels she cannot break without dishonoring her family. But when the man's brain surgery goes unexpectedly awry, the crisis effects a reunion between the two young lovers. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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Date at your own risk.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2007 (Malaysia) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Guy Driving See more »

Filming Locations:

Ogden, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,877, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$90,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$945,718
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The vision center of the brain is located in the occipital lobe at the back of the head. Danny's operation was done on the temporal lobe behind the ear, which is closer to the memory and language section of the brain. See more »

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Danny: I love your perfume. And your smile.
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Features Casablanca (1942) See more »

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As Time Goes By
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Interesting conceptually, blindly executed
4 October 2008 | by super16See all my reviews

There are several good, interesting ideas that could have been explored in this movie - one is a blind young man, interested in a serious relationship and wanting to have sex with meaning -- who doesn't view himself as attractive -- and how he goes about pursuing that relationship and what happens along the way. This movie could play as a drama with comedy or a comedy with drama. Another way it could have gone is the experience of a blind young man who undergoes experimental surgery and the outcome and difficulties encountered along the way. More than likely this would be mostly a drama. Finally, there's the relationship between a blind man and a sighted woman, a romance based movie, either drama or comedy, or the relationship between a Caucasian American male and an female of Indian descent from a very traditional Indian family, and the difficulties they would encounter along the way, again a drama with some comedy more than likely.

Unfortunately, this movie overreached it grasp. There were some very good moments: the basketball game with the friend, the parents at the hospital while they await the outcome of the surgery, etc. But the whole isn't even a sum of these parts -- it's a combination of movies that do not cohere in a way that one can call a success.

Its unfortunate: the idea of a romance comedy that isn't simplistic, Boy meets Girl, Boy and Girl find love, encounter hindrance, break-up, but Love Wins Out, is a trite, tired formula. This movie had the promise to be a bit more than that, as DEFINITELY, MAYBE attempted and succeeded earlier this year. A longer running time would have helped and a better screenplay.

The performances was reasonably solid for the budget. Technically, the film is fine, location wise and situation some interesting choices. The biggest weakness is the plot, story and script.

Chris Pine deserves some better roles, to see what he can actually make with something more complex and intelligent. Some excellent character actors are wasted, although their performances are fine. There are some unfortunate and unnecessary stereotypes with both the Indian characters and the females set-ups that the Larry character attempts to hook up with Chris Pine's role as Danny.


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