Blind Date (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blind Date (1987)




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Movie Info

When speaking of Laurel and Hardy's first feature film Pardon Us, Stan Laurel described it as "a three-story building on a one-story base"-in other words, a 2-reeler stretched and bloated into 6 reels. Much the same could be said of Blake Edwards's Blind Date, though one wonders if Stan Laurel could have even gotten two reels out of its wafer-thin premise. At the outset, yuppie Bruce Willis is warned not to let his blind date, southern belle Kim Basinger, drink anything stronger than lemonade. So what does Willis do the first chance he gets? That's right, kids; he plies poor Basinger with champagne. And then he wonders why his life rapidly goes to hell in a handbasket. In his first starring movie role, Bruce Willis manages to find all sorts of nuances in his one-note role, while Kim Basinger is very funny when she's blotto-at least, for the first five minutes or so. John Laroquette costars as a character straight out of a 1920s bedroom farce; he's also pretty good, even though his dialogue is numbingly unamusing. Blake Edwards is famous for his ability to make a lot out of a little...but there has to be a limit somewhere.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dale Launer, Leslie Dixon, Tom Ropelewski, Michael Alan Eddy, Blake Edwards
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 5, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Bruce Willis
as Walter Davis
Kim Basinger
as Nadia Gates
John Larroquette
as David Bedford
William Daniels
as Judge Harold Bedford
George Coe
as Harry Gruen
Mark Blum
as Denny Gordon
Phil Hartman
as Ted Davis
Stephanie Faracy
as Susie Davis
Alice Hirson
as Muriel Bedford
Graham Stark
as Jordan the Bedford B...
Joyce Van Patten
as Nadia's Mother
Jeannie Elias
as Walter's Secretary
Georgann Johnson
as Mrs. Gruen
Sab Shimono
as Mr. Yakamoto
Momo Yashima
as Mrs. Yakamoto
Armin Shimerman
as French Waiter
Brian George
as Maitre d'
Ernest Harada
as Japenese Gardener
Barry Sobel
as Gas Station Attendan...
Arlene Lorre
as Court Stenographer
Tim Stack
as Grant
Seth Isler
as Delivery Driver
Paul Carafotes
as Disco Dancer
Bob Ari
as Bailiff
Don Sparks
as Street Cop
Bill Marcus
as Street Cop
Mike Genovese
as Jail Officer
P. Randall Bowers
as Jail Officer
John Demy
as Jail Officer
Jon Smet
as Car Lot Customer
Noele De Saint Gall
as Guest At Wedding
Julia Jennings
as Big Blonde
Dick Durock
as Bouncer
Billy Vera
as Nightclub Band
Peter Bunetta
as Nightclub Band
Ricky Hirsch
as Nightclub Band
Darrell Leonard
as Nightclub Band
David Miner (II)
as Nightclub Band
Mike Murphy
as Nightclub Band
Jerry Peterson
as Nightclub Band
Lonny Price
as Nightclub Band
Ron Viola
as Nightclub Band
Keith Robertson
as Nightclub Band
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Critic Reviews for Blind Date

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6)

Comic possibilities are everywhere in Blind Date, and the tireless Mr. Edwards leaves none of them unexploited.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

What this movie needs is Cybill Shepherd playing hard to get. Or anybody playing hard to get.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is the kind of movie that serves as a reminder that comedy is agonizingly difficult when it works, and even more trouble when it doesn't.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Stanley Tucci has such a disdain for subtlety that he doesn't even allow the viewer to suss out for themselves what made-up identities Don and Janna have assumed in each encounter.

Full Review… | February 28, 2015
Slant Magazine

[Blu-ray Review] Increasingly contrived and longwinded at just 95 minutes, this is the kind of film that has been helmed with skill despite lackluster material.

Full Review… | January 8, 2014

A guilty pleasure from Willis and Bassinger's glory days!

July 29, 2007
Echo Magazine

Audience Reviews for Blind Date

One of the funniest films of the 80s, this comedy about a blind date going awry enjoys embarrassing situations for its protagonist and piles one after the other until you can't take it anymore. Director Edwards already delivered a similar film with his classic "What's up, doc", recycling a few of the ideas here, but still creating another riot of confusion, chaos and insane characters. The chemistry between Willis and Basinger is great and even though the film reeks of the 80s in every second, it's still fun to revisit over and over again.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

In Blind Date, Walter Davis(Bruce Willis) goes on an arranged night-out,with Nadia Gates,(Kim Basinger), that starts off well but turns very, very ugly when alcohol gets into the mix. Don't worry though... this is a romantic comedy so you should be able to turn off your brain and watch the silliness unfold until you get to the happy ending.
had a few laughs~!

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

This is a pretty wild comedy romance adventure, I really liked it Willis and Basinger can be really funny when they want to. This movie is highly entertaining and I really like it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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