Blind Dating

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"Date at your own risk."
  • PG-13
  • 2007
  • 6.0  (12,512)

Blind Dating is a romantic comedy movie from 2006 written by Christopher Theo and directed by James Keach. The film stars Chris Pine as Danny, a young, handsome, and intelligent man who has been blind since birth. Although he's a confident young man, Danny's brother (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is overly protective and worries how he will fair with women. Danny is ready for a meaningful and deep love and agrees to go on a series of blind dates arranged by his brother.

Rom-com fans will love Blind Dating for its refreshing take on the genre. Chris Pine delivers an amazing performance, proving that even a visually impaired person can have a charming and magnetic personality. Pine's Danny is a three-dimensional character with depth, humor, and sensitivity, making you root for him throughout the movie. The plot moves fast, but not to a degree that it feels rushed or underdeveloped, the plot flows smoothly.

The film starts with Danny being set up on a blind date with the attractive but aloof Leeza (Anjali Jay). As in all blind dates, things don't go as planned, but surprisingly both Danny and Leeza hit it off instantly, with a natural and easy-going chemistry. The first date is enough for them to decide to meet up again. Danny's quirky personality, wit and charm shine through during their time together, and Leeza finds herself smitten.

Sadly, one of the major obstacles they face is how to deal with the disapproval they face from their families. Leeza’s parents are opposed to her dating a non-Indian, and Danny’s family is reluctant to accept the fact that he’s dating. The two find themselves caught in the middle of their families' beliefs and societal expectations.

Another aspect that makes Blind Dating remarkable is the portrayal of a handicap, which is treated with sensitivity and respect. The film doesn't try to sugarcoat or glorify Danny's situation but shows his life and personality beyond his blindness. Chris Pine does an incredible job of portraying a visually impaired person, with his other senses kicking in to help him navigate his world. The movie's gorgeous cinematography by Julio Macat, with its bright and vibrant colors that help us picture Danny's view of the world.

Blind Dating is a perfect mix of humor, romance, and drama, all coming together to make a heartwarming and entertaining film, that will leave audiences with a big smile on their face. The story is a testament to love being unconditional, even when it copes with the overlaying prejudices between families and societies. Danny's and Leeza's story shows that sometimes we need to go beyond what is expected to find true happiness.

The film's soundtrack is a great complement to the movie, enhancing the romantic and light-hearted tone of the narrative. The use of nostalgic classics is particularly effective, making it impossible not to want to dance and sing along to the tunes played throughout the movie. The use of music in the film contributes to making it a delightful and engaging experience for any viewer.

In conclusion, Blind Dating is a fun and charming movie packed with enjoyable characters, hilarious scenes, and a meaningful story that surprises the audience with its thought-provoking and heartfelt moments. Chris Pine and Anjali Jay's performances are extraordinary and make the film a charming tale about following your heart and making your own happiness despite the challenges. Blind Dating is a movie that will leave the viewer with a renewed sense of optimism and a reminder of the power of sincerity and human connection.

Blind Dating is a 2007 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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