“At the end of the day, you’d rather be with someone who can see rather than some asshole blind guy.” For a long time, the film just spins its wheels. We see Leeza isn’t really into her arranged beau, and is resistant to him.Larry sets up a date with a girl who doesn’t know Danny is blind, and Danny rehearses the part.When they find out Danny has signed up for an experimental surgery that may give him sight, his mom says, “You’re a guinea! Trying to help his brother, Lenny sets his brother up on a series of dates, each wackier than the next! His visits to the hospital allow him to get closer acquainted with Leeza.
" "My app offers singles who are tired of going to bars, meeting for one drink and running out of things to talk about a fun, more efficient and effortless way to get to know each other prior to meeting," Menna says.
"With Blindfold, you learn about the other person by playing games before you meet.
The glasses have stopped working, though, allowing him to give a speech about how beautiful she is, winning her over.
There’s some last drama about his failed surgery, but basically that’s THE END.
Danny and Leeza go for a sweet little picnic at a baseball field, backed by a pleasant, twinkly acoustic soundtrack.
They keep going on these dates and enjoying each other’s company, but when they kiss it’s too much for Leeza and she backs off.
It moves from one slow, clunky scene to the next oh-so-snappy scene. Christopher Theo’s script is really unclever, witless stuff, and I kind of resent that he uses Indian culture as a plot device. It’s easy to see why they picked him as Captain Kirk. They’re fine in such a toothlessly light indie rom-com.
It’s done as a sweet drama but has the insincerity of a weak sitcom. I was never convinced he was blind, but I did go along with the fact that he was playing a blind guy. The film is very well directed by James Keach, much better than the script. I guess, but mostly to desperate middle-aged women.
Still images from the film are used here as teasers to get you to view an authorized copy.
As we mentioned last week, cuffing season—the cold weather phenomenon that undoubtedly leads to singles coupling up to, amongst other things, avoid having to go outside—is officially nigh. In a society that increasingly treats dating like a game (*cough cough* Tinder), the folks behind Blindfold figured they might as well lean in. "Dating is fun, but most dating apps don’t reflect that," the app's founder, Alexandra Menna, says.
There’s some jokes about condoms, and then the big date.