Hysterical Blindness
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Hysterical Blindness
Two aging single women in 1980s New Jersey enact a depressing routine of deluded barroom romance in this made-for-cable drama. At least 15 years after her father walked out on her, Debby (Uma Thurman) still has issues with men. She spends her evenings carousing with best friend, Beth (Juliette Lewis), and her hung-over days working customer service and dreaming of a proper romance. Debby's endless stream of dissatisfactions includes single mom Beth's precocious daughter, whose needs sometimes interrupt the women's search for boyfriends, and the shrewish condescension of her older… 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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