Blind Date – Movie Review
An estranged couple is desperately trying to reconcile after the tragic death of their daughter. Unable to face either their grief or each other, they go on a series of blind dates, each placing personal ads in the paper and pretending to be strangers when they meet. They do this over and over again, playing a series of different roles, in an attempt to overcome the pain and rebuild their shattered relationship.
Blind Date is a film that is written, directed, and staring Stanley Tucci, whom I love. I’ve met him a number of times, he’s a very nice person, but let me tell you, this movie is just not what it should be. The movie also stars Patricia Clarkson, who is also a very nice person, beautiful, and a wonderful actress. The story focuses on a couple who have lost a child, which we don’t find out about until halfway into the movie. In effort to try and stay together they do all sorts of role playing and playing games. It’s based on, apparently, a story by Theo Van Gogh who obviously had some relationship to Vincent Van Gogh, specifically, they were brothers. But, this didn’t work for me at all even though I liked both of the people. I like Van Gogh’s paintings but not this movie. One star.