Hysterical Blindness (2002)

Hysterical Blindness


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Mira Nair's Hysterical Blindness tells the tale of a pair of Jersey girls who are looking for love. Debby (Uma Thurman) and Beth (Juliette Lewis) spend most of their free time trying to find Mr. Right at a local bar. Debby still lives at home with her mother, Virginia (Gena Rowlands), who has romantic issues of her own with a new possible boyfriend Nick (Ben Gazzara). Beth has a daughter (Jolie Peters), who she often ignores in order to chase men. The main drama concerns Debby's relationship … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Laura Cahill
On DVD: Apr 15, 2003



as Virginia

as Theresa

as Carolann

as Michael

as Mr. Murphy

as Diner Customer

as Trina
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Critic Reviews for Hysterical Blindness

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

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

March 26, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 28, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Nice piece of work.

Full Review… | August 27, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Nair's attention to detail creates an impeccable sense of place, while Thurman and Lewis give what can easily be considered career-best performances.

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

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

Full Review… | November 14, 2002

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

Full Review… | September 24, 2002
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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!

Leo L

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