At First Sight 1999

At First Sight

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Interesting premise, but too long and conventional.

32%

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Total Count: 38

46%

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Movie Info

In the midst of a desperately needed vacation, cynical Manhattanite Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino) meets blind massage therapist Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer). Fascinated by his independence and seduced by his positivity, Benic falls for him hard. As their relationship deepens, the two plan to leave the tiny resort town Adamson knows by touch for the hustle and bustle of New York City, where Benic suggests he undergo a cutting-edge medical procedure that could repair his sense of sight.

Cast & Crew

Val Kilmer
Virgil 'Virg' Adamson
Kelly McGillis
Jennie Adamson
Steven Weber
Duncan Allanbrook
Bruce Davison
Dr. Charles Aaron
Nathan Lane
Phil Webster
Ken Howard
Virgil's Father
Laura Kirk
Betsy Ernst
Margo Winkler
Nancy Bender
Steve Levitt
Screenwriter
Rob Cowan
Producer
Mark Isham
Original Music
Ivan Muñiz
Cinematographer
John Seale
Cinematographer
Julie Monroe
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Critic Reviews for At First Sight

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (26)

Audience Reviews for At First Sight

  • Apr 20, 2014
    It is an interesting observation that even if your eyes can see, you have to learn to see. The love story angle is a bit predictable.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2011
    At first Sight is about seeing life as it is and being content with your situation despite the imperfections of it. A successful, beautiful, New York architect Mira Sorvino (as Amy Benic) gets a rubdown from hunky blind masseur Val Kilmer (as Virgil Adamson) who lost his eyesight at a young age and the two fall in love. Kilmer plays a very convincing blind man who's learnt to rely fully on his senses. The scene where it's about to rain is beautiful, his perception is intuitive. Kilmer undergoes treatment to recover his sight, thanks to conveniently placed doctor Bruce Davidson (as Charles Aaron). He "learns" to cope with seeing for the first time but it is very strange for him. Everyone that can see all their lives take many things for granted. Mia Sorvino and Val Kilmer give charming performances but the stand-out is for me Kelly McGillis. She portrays a generous sister who sacrificed her life to taking care of her blind brother.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 23, 2010
    A trite romantic melodrama about a blind masseuse who regains his sight. Based on a true story.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 28, 2010
    It was a cheesy movie and I would have liked it if they would have explored further in depth about how seeing isn't all it seems when all you've known is being blind. Interesting, but not a great movie.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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