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Hysterical Blindness

Hysterical Blindness (2002)

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Two aging single women in 1980s New Jersey enact a depressing routine of deluded barroom romance in this made-for-cable drama. At least 15 years after her father walked out on her, Debby (Uma Thurman) still has issues with men. She spends her evenings carousing with best friend, Beth (Juliette Lewis), and her hung-over days working customer service and dreaming of a proper romance. Debby's endless stream of dissatisfactions includes single mom Beth's precocious daughter, whose needs sometimes

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Drama, Television

Apr 15, 2003

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The actors pull out all the stops in nearly every scene, but to diminishing effect. The characters never change.

March 26, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Nair and writer Laura Cahill dare to build a movie around some flawed but rather unexceptional women, emerging with a fine character study that's short on plot but rich in the tiny revelations of real life.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Nice piece of work.

August 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Nair's attention to detail creates an impeccable sense of place, while Thurman and Lewis give what can easily be considered career-best performances.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

The emotional overload of female angst irreparably drags the film down.

November 14, 2002 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
culturevulture.net

Everything was as superficial as the forced New Jersey lowbrow accent Uma had.

September 24, 2002 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Thurman and Lewis are hilarious throughout.

August 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Hysterical Blindness

Great movie by Mira Nair. Seen this before, but couldn't entirely recall the movie. So, I sat down and watched all of it all over again. Here's an interesting movie, solely for the females. This is it. Intriguing story plot. One cannot help but relate to poor Debby. Hilarious! Great cast. A definitely must-see!
June 15, 2008
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    1. Beth: He's got Patrick Swayse eyes.
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