Blind man dating movie
And on that fatal glass of Champagne, Blake Edwards spins his whole comedy of errors in which Nadia gets Walter fired, beaten up, chased, shot at and arrested, while the two of them meanwhile fall in love. There are individual moments in this movie that are as funny as anything Edwards has ever done, but they're mostly sight gags and don't grow out of the characters. Willis plays a nerd so successfully that he fades into the shrubbery and never really makes us care about his fate.This is familiar territory for Edwards: He has made a comedy about alcoholism ("10"), and his "The Party" (1968) was about the same kinds of social embarrassment that his heroes inflict this time. Basinger, so ravishing in most of her movies, looks dowdy this time. One glass of Champagne and she's chewing on his lips.Two glasses and she's shouting across crowded restaurants and ripping the pockets off of men's suits. One drink will do it, and it is the misfortune of the hero of "Blind Date" that he gives her that one drink.She is always just exactly as drunk - or as sober - as the plot requires, and that's a mistake.We should believe she's an unpredictable time bomb.Danny's brother sets him up on a series of blind dates, but all of them go disastrously wrong.Just when Danny is about to give up, he meets Leeza, a nurse who works for Danny's doctor.
"She goes crazy if she drinks," he says, but the nerd takes this as a recommendation instead of a warning.
If the movie lacks a strong human core that we can care about - the sort of core Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore have created with Edwards - it does have a lot of funny stuff going on.
Among the good things are a batty performance by John Larroquette, as Basinger's insanely jealous former fiancee, and a completely new twist on a car chase scene. But when I was laughing, I was genuinely laughing - there are some absolutely inspired moments.
The hero is Walter Davis, played by "Moonlighting's" Bruce Willis as such a nerd that the small end of his tie hangs down below the big end.
He works all night on a big presentation, and then needs a date to take to the company dinner in honor of a visiting Japanese businessman.