Chris Pine, Anjali Jay, Eddie Kaye Thomas.
time: 95 mins
Mmmm. This fresh little comedy manages to negotiate
the tricky issues of a young blind guy looking for love AND
the custom of arranged marriages where love takes a back seat
to family interests.
Of course, this IS Hollywood, so all ends well,
something that doesn't always happen in real life.
So while there are the obligatory scenes of
a blind guy falling on his ass when he steps on a toy, and
the Asian family politics involved in arranging a wedding,
Blind Dating avoids being offensive and delivers some decent
Chris Pine does a good job in the role of Danny,
the blind-since-birth younger brother of the streetwise Larry
(Eddie Kaye Thomas) who wants to help Danny lose his virginity.
Unfortunately for Danny - who is looking for real love - Larry
has hookers in mind. There's also the lady who likes sex in
public places and other free spirits. Needless to say, every
"blind date" ends in disaster ( and not in bed).
Even Danny's psychologist Dr. Evans (Jane Seymour)
has a naughty side, stripping off to her underwear during
their regular chats.
It's not until Danny decides to go for experimental
surgery that might give him some limited vision that he finds
someone down to earth and decent - receptionist Leeza (the
lovely Anjali Jay) and love blossoms.
However, Danny can't see the one big drawback
- Leeza is Asian and is set to have an arranged marriage.
Despite her growing feelings for Danny, she must keep her