So the stage was nicely set for Blind Dating to show us that there was life before Tiberius. Taken in isolation though, shorn of the calamitous crud around it, the scenes featuring Danny's post-op disorientation and deterioration do have some effective shock value.
Incredulous indeed. For this serious scenario is littered with a plethora of lazily-conceived supposedly 'comic' caricatures that drag us kicking and screaming into a world of surreal tedium instead. Similarly, the exaggerated slapstick and desperation for OTT humour similarly hampers Danny's various dating datings, where the tone shifts into a realm that makes American Pie look like the epitome of witty sophistication.
He comes across as a reasonably credible and sympathetic persona, so when he is plunged into a dark world of pioneering operations that might be blind to restore his sight - but could prove fatal - you'd expect to be able to take the events seriously.
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Type keyword s to search. Sadly, while Pine is superb in the lead role, almost everything else fails to convince in this vastly uneven, unfunny and only sporadically dramatic enterprise. He finds the possibility of true love with a receptionist Leeza Jaybut her strict Indian family already has something arranged for her on the marital front.
Like last week's dismal WhiteoutBlind Dating has spent the last couple of years languishing in a vault awaiting a release on these magnificent shores. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.
True love from within starts with blinddate match
As if the gimmicky punnery of that title isn't enough, the movie ends with KT Tunstall's 'Suddenly I See' blaring over the end credits after the predictable happy ending. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. For example, the first time Leeza sets eyes on Danny, you can pretty much tell exactly how everything will play out. But sadly with Blind Datingwe have to see the whole picture Share your views.
The structure and premise of the story aren't too bad at all, but the execution is lousy. None is worse than Danny's shrink Dr Evans, who has a fetish for discreetly stripping off naked in front of her blind patient for her own sexual arousal. Pine works hard to demonstrate the rounded 'warts and all' nature of his character, who is as stubborn as he is brave.
James Keach's direction also lacks finesse, clearly posting future events as the movie rolls on. A lightbulb must have materialised above a studio mogul's head blind the movie's then-unknown dating Chris Pine recently shot to prominence as James Kirk in J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot. But will she realise he's the one before he destroys himself with some risky eye-related operations that might allow him to look at her?
Presumably there's a deleted scene where Danny traipses around in a park after a sudden shower to the sounds of a certain Jimmy Cliff classic. You see, Blind Dating is a movie about a blind man called Danny Pine who, erm, goes dating.