Indian blind dating
The title and cover of this DVD suggest a film that is more fluff than substance. BLIND DATING is a well-written (Christopher Theo), well-directed (James Keach - brother of Stacy Keach and husband of Jane Seymour) story about the coping of the visually impaired, the quirks of Italian and Indian families, brotherhood, and the gamut of finding the right partner in a world of essential blind dating!
One of the reasons the movie works so well is the ability of actor Chris Pine to make us believe he is blind and convey the positive manner in which people with impairments 'view' those around them.
Evans, Chris' therapist with a penchant for disrobing in front of her sightless patient!
But the aspect of the film that sets it apart from many is the presentation of everyday type prejudices that can be every bit as hampering as a physical impairments!
(After all IT IS a comedy/drama, there just has to bee some parts we all know.) Everybody are just human, after all.
It doesn't matter if you are visually impaired, what skin color you have or what your heritage is.
It was fairly well acted and, more importantly, it had heart.
His family is warm, loving and Italian and supportive - especially his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas) who runs a Limo service and is constantly trying to find Danny his first physical encounter, be that with hookers, girls from the office or neighborhood, or just referrals - each of whom is a disaster when it comes to dealing with a date who is blind!
You can tell from the movie poster that the movie is intended to be taken light heartedly and be fun. His brother does not understand this and sets Danny up on a slew of bad dates; ranging from the overly emotional to the very promiscuous.
Danny finally meets someone on his own, Leeza, who works at his eye doctor's office.
This is a warmhearted, very human comedy with many messages.
Grady Harp I just saw Blind Dating, and I really liked it.