Blind Dating


Blind Dating

Critics Consensus

Nicely cast but clumsily directed, Blind Dating smothers its leads' chemistry in a wildly uneven and mostly unmemorable romantic comedy with far too little of either.



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James Keach's romantic comedy Blind Dating concerns a 22-year old blind man named Danny (Chris Pine). Though Danny refuses to let his visual deficiency keep him from enjoying every aspect of life, he does shy away from women. When his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas) discovers Danny is a virgin, he makes every effort to lift that burden from him. Although a series of dates goes very wrong in a number of ways, Danny eventually meets a nurse (Anjali Jay), who agrees to go out with him, although her Indian family may prove a greater hindrance to their happiness than his medical condition. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Blind Dating

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

  • Blind Dating also manages to be an incredibly muddled 95 minutes in which emotions are replaced by aggressive music cues to force the viewer to care for characters that are paper thin at best.

    Sep 18, 2009
  • Pleasant but forgettable, it's destined to end up as little more than a minor footnote on Pine's megastar CV.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The whole thing ends with a jolly multicultural dance montage so gruesome that temporary blindness would be a blessed relief.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The standard of acting and directing is at a very low ebb.

    Sep 18, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not preachy or weepy. Instead, it's a lively yet meaningful romantic comedy that doesn't lose sight of its central mission: to entertain.

    May 11, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The chemistry between Leeza and Danny is the only saving grace of this messy film. It's almost as if the writers couldn't stand to just watch them sweetly fall in love.

    May 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blind Dating

  • Mar 03, 2011
    I really wish I could say this wasn't cheesy or lame, but it really is for the most part. The only redeeming quality is Chris Pine's really great performance. No one must have told him how dumb and ridiculous it was going to be because his character is really well developed and realistic. Now for a straight-to-video movie it's not the worst, but it just has all those stereotypical quirky moments that have long since been considered cute or even amusing.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 20, 2010
    If it weren't for Chris Pine's natural charm, this movie probably wouldn't have been half as good. I'm not usually a fan of romantic comedies, but I found that I really liked this one, for its main character as well as those around him. I really sympathized with Danny's desire to be independant and find love, and his blindness wasn't so much a physical handicap for him as it was a social handicap that influenced other people's treatment of him. There is also a parallel storyline of Danny volunteering to undergo experimental surgery that could potentiall grant him limited vision, but it takes a backseat to the romance story. The humour in this one is genuinely funny without being mean-spirited, and he ending, while unorthodox is both happy and satusfying.
    Emily A Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2010
    a lighthearted comedy i enjoyed it.
    Andrea C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 19, 2010
    Wholly routine rom-com with no chemistry, laughs, originality or heart.
    William G Super Reviewer

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