Married comic actors Hattie Jacques and John LeMesurier seem the perfect couple,with their two young sons and the legendary Christmas dinners they host for their friends. However,in 1963,... See full summary »
A funny and irresistible story of a young girl who literally cannot see or hear her mother, even though she is living with her under the same roof. With the help of an eccentric psychiatrist, and a local, accidental hero, our heroine has to grow up, but falls in love and eventually takes hold of her future - despite not being able to see what's right in front of her.
Turner is brilliant in this original, touching drama
This movie had an uneasy delivery. Initially called Look Away, it then went under the title Beautiful Darkness before settling on the final title Love is Blind. This rather bland title is the only thing about it that lacks original thought. Beautiful Darkness would have suited it better. Such an intriguing premise - a girl who cannot see her mother. It has so much resonance and if you like to watch a movie and leave with all your questions answered and everything neatly tied up in a bow, then this is not for you. All of the cast are excellent but Shannon Tarbet and Aidan Turner deserve particular credit for bringing convincing psychological realism to something that treads a fine line between realistic drama and magical realism and always manages to keep that delicate balance. Aidan Turner is devastatingly good as Russell, the guy who just wants to disappear. It's beautifully shot and unfolds gently and seductively. It deserves a much higher profile than it's had and lingers in the mind long after the end.
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