Blind dating rated
has spent the last couple of years languishing in a vault awaiting a release on these magnificent shores.
A lightbulb must have materialised above a studio mogul's head when the movie's then-unknown star Chris Pine recently shot to prominence as James Kirk in J. Abrams's to show us that there was life before Tiberius.
Neither of these things are particularly funny, yet the film keeps coming back to them in an attempt to mine a few cheap laughs.
As if the gimmicky punnery of that title isn't enough, the movie ends with KT Tunstall's 'Suddenly I See' blaring over the end credits after the predictable happy ending.
None is worse than Danny's shrink Dr Evans, who has a fetish for discreetly stripping off naked in front of her blind patient for her own sexual arousal. Similarly, the exaggerated slapstick and desperation for OTT humour similarly hampers Danny's various dating mishaps, where the tone shifts into a realm that makes look like the epitome of witty sophistication.
James Keach's direction also lacks finesse, clearly signposting future events as the movie rolls on.
A hilarious comedy about Danny (Chris Pine), an intelligent, confident, handsome young man who also happens to be blind.
Not that he’s letting that hold him back — for the most part, Danny refuses to let his visual impairment get in the way of anything.