Blind Date
Blind Date (2009)

A married couple deal with a crushing loss in a way that's both funny and deeply sad in this comedy-drama from director, screenwriter and star Stanley Tucci. Don (Tucci) and his wife Janna (Patricia Clarkson) meet every night in the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 22, 2009
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33%
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35%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite the chemistry of stars Patricia Clarkson and Stanely Tucci, Blind Date's stagey direction and underdeveloped story make it feel more like a rehearsal than a performance.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

It's about watching two always-fine actors do a lot with very little.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Ultimately, the joke goes on too long -- for the couple and for us -- and the film fades away before the final fade-out.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Too psychological and "film school" for some but a fine homage to Theo Van Gogh's integrity and courage as a filmmaker and student of the human condition.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The film never lifts itself above its origin as a well-meaning, underdeveloped exercise.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

It's overly faithful to the original and to Van Gogh's preferred three-camera setup.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A depressing tale of a couple whose relationship is running on empty.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A remake of a film by murdered Dutch director Theo van Gogh, it fails to captivate despite -- or perhaps because of -- the frantic acting efforts of Tucci and the normally reliable Patricia Clarkson.

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David Fear
Time Out New York

It's the kind of two-hander that relies solely on the chemistry of the actors, both of whom banter, parry and bum rush their way through various left turns with grace. Their pas de deux almost makes up for this threadbare tragedy's no-win endgame. Almost.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Boasts natural, well-nuanced performances by Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson, but it's often an awkward blend of romance, drama, comedy and tragedy that eventually becomes tedious and dull while leaving you underwhelmed and unmoved.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Tucci (as director and actor) and Clarkson endeavor mightily to invigorate this woebegone tale of lost and regret, theatrically done mainly in one locale (a… More
Walter M.
Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci(who also directed) prove with the melancholic and episodic chamber piece "Blind Date" that they can almost make… More
Jason Vargo
Blind Date runs for under 90 minutes, but it feels much, much longer. Excruciatingly longer, to be precise. Nothing about the film-none of the role play… More