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Blind (2017)

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A novelist blinded in a car crash which killed his wife rediscovers his passion for both life and writing when he embarks on an affair with the neglected wife of an indicted businessman.

Director:

Michael Mailer

Writers:

John Buffalo Mailer, Diane Fisher (story by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Bill Oakland
Demi Moore ... Suzanne Dutchman
Steven Prescod Steven Prescod ... Gavin
Eden Epstein ... Ella
Dylan McDermott ... Mark Dutchman
James McCaffrey ... Howard Cunningham
Viva Bianca ... Deanna
Drew Moerlein ... Tim Landry
John Buffalo Mailer ... Jimmy
Gerardo Rodriguez ... Frank
Chloe Goutal ... Becca
Valence Thomas ... Police Officer
Jabari Gray ... Andre (FBI Agent)
Rae Ritke ... Michelle Oakland
Dorothy Lyman ... Judge
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Storyline

Bestselling novelist Bill Oakland loses his wife and his sight in a vicious car crash. Five years later, socialite Suzanne Dutchman is forced to read to Bill in an intimate room three times a week as a plea bargain for being associated with her husband's insider trading. A passionate affair ensues, forcing them both to question whether or not it's ever too late to find true love. But when Suzanne's husband is let out on a technicality, she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the man she built a life with.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language including some sexual references, and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (Kuwait) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind TV Edition See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Demi Moore's first dramatic leading role since Flawless (2007) in 2008. See more »

Goofs

In the library scene where Alec Baldwin's character gives an impressive lecture, it is clearly heard that a crew member is saying the phrases then Alec Bladwin repeats them so each phrase is said twice. See more »

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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Bird in a Cage
Performed by Robert Redford and Sasha Lazard
Featuring Phillip Phillips on guitar
Written by Cindy Morgan
Produced by Dave Eggar, Johnny Nice and Chuck Palmer
Published by Little Green Bike Music
Licensed by Razor and Tie
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The bloom is off the rose for Baldwin as a serious dramatic actor
23 July 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

After 19 years of marriage, the high-living wife of a wealthy businessman is shocked to find out her husband has been arrested for insider trading (she's also surprised much later to learn he's been cheating on her). Sentenced for her complicity (which she appears to be innocent of), she must complete 100 hours of community service, filling that time by reading to the blind. Her audience is an antagonistic writer-turned-teacher who lost his sight and his wife in a car crash; he infuriates her immediately by calling her on her own self-deception, but eventually they form a romantic bond. Tepid drama from director Michael Mailer, who is unable to get a sincere performance from Alec Baldwin as the professor; at this point, Baldwin is so ubiquitous on television as a self-absorbed smart-ass and raconteur that disappearing into a character who has experienced tragedy is alien to him. It doesn't help that the script, by John Buffalo Mailer from Diane Fisher's story, fails to separate Baldwin's character from the actor's real-life persona, and when he gives Demi Moore a dressing down on their first meeting, he acts like he's doing a parody of Hannibal Lecter. As for Moore, she has lost her instincts as an actress (and her sense of humor); when she gets angry, it isn't angry enough--her face is a mask, and barely recognizable from the red-hot talent she once was. The film is full of tired give-and-take, also a facetious class conversation about gay sex in literature (followed by Baldwin bellowing, "Cut the sh*t!"), and Dylan McDermott taking down underlings and prisoners alike. It feels about as real as cartoon. *1/2 from ****


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