Hysterical Blindness
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Hysterical Blindness
Mira Nair's Hysterical Blindness tells the tale of a pair of Jersey girls who are looking for love. Debby (Uma Thurman) and Beth (Juliette Lewis) spend most of their free time trying to find Mr. Right at a local bar. Debby still lives at home with her mother, Virginia (Gena Rowlands), who has romantic issues of her own with a new possible boyfriend Nick (Ben Gazzara). Beth has a daughter (Jolie Peters), who she often ignores in order to chase men. The main drama concerns Debby's relationship with her mother, and her relationship with Rick (Justin Chambers). This film was screened at… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The actors pull out all the stops in nearly every scene, but to diminishing effect. The characters never change."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Nair's attention to detail creates an impeccable sense of place, while Thurman and Lewis give what can easily be considered career-best performances."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"Thurman and Lewis are hilarious throughout."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Nair and writer Laura Cahill dare to build a movie around some flawed but rather unexceptional women, emerging with a fine character study that's short on plot but rich in the tiny revelations of real life."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"The emotional overload of female angst irreparably drags the film down."
‑ Nigam Nuggehalli, culturevulture.net
"Nice piece of work."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Everything was as superficial as the forced New Jersey lowbrow accent Uma had."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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