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Blind Date (2007)

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Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date.

Director:

Stanley Tucci

Writers:

Theo van Gogh (based on the film by), Tom Erisman (original screenplay) (as Valéry Boutade) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stanley Tucci ... Don
Patricia Clarkson ... Janna
Thijs Römer ... Waiter
Gerdy De Decker Gerdy De Decker ... Tango Dancer
Georgina Verbaan ... Cute Woman
Robin Holzhauer Robin Holzhauer ... Little - Girl
Sarah Hyland ... Child (voice)
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Sole Drinker
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A married couple has suffered a tragedy, and now the only way they can now relate to one another is by meeting as different characters through a series of personal ads. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

First date, second chance

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 September 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Stanley Tucci Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Ghent, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Budget:

£1,500 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Shalhoub was originally cast in the lead, but when production was postponed he had to drop out. Director Stanley Tucci decided to take the part. See more »

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Devil Tango
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Hard to recommend to a general audience
18 September 2010 | by HallmarkMovieBuffSee all my reviews

This film plays out like an acting exercise by two very capable, well-established actors. What holds the simple plot together, along with the series of vignettes showcasing the actors' skills, are two things: the personal ads introducing each segment, and the narration by the characters' deceased daughter.

Blind Date is probably more valuable as a teaching tool in a professional acting class than it would be as a night at the cinema for the general public.

Excerpts from Blind Date will doubtless appear in retrospectives of Clarkson's and Tucci's acting careers, as illustrating examples of their work. That Tucci also directed likely strengthens the focus of the film in terms of his and his co-star's portrayals.


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