Blind Date [Blu-ray] [1987]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)

Synopsis


Blind Date
When speaking of Laurel and Hardy's first feature film Pardon Us, Stan Laurel described it as "a three-story building on a one-story base"-in other words, a 2-reeler stretched and bloated into 6 reels. Much the same could be said of Blake Edwards's Blind Date, though one wonders if Stan Laurel could have even gotten two reels out of its wafer-thin premise. At the outset, yuppie Bruce Willis is warned not to let his blind date, southern belle Kim Basinger, drink anything stronger than lemonade. So what does Willis do the first chance he gets? That's right, kids; he plies poor Basinger with champagne. And then he wonders why his life rapidly goes to hell in a handbasket. In his first starring movie role, Bruce Willis manages to find all sorts of nuances in his one-note role, while Kim Basinger is very funny when she's blotto-at least, for the first five minutes or so. John Laroquette costars as a character straight out of a 1920s bedroom farce; he's also pretty good, even though his dialogue is numbingly unamusing. Blake Edwards is famous for his ability to make a lot out of a little...but there has to be a limit somewhere. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Walter Davis
  • Kim Basinger
    Kim Basinger - Nadia Gates
  • John Larroquette
    John Larroquette - David Bedford
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    William Daniels - Judge Harold Bedford
  • George Coe
    George Coe - Harry Gruen



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

67%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Even with low expectations it failed

    Posted
    Catmandad
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Okay, low price, early Bruce Willis and directed by Blake Edwards-- what could be all that bad...well, just about everything. Here is Bruce riding on his TV fame and yet to be an action star...he is still in Moonlighting mode and little exhibited in range of acting. The movie seemed more like a TV movie of the week than a major motion picture-- most of the additional cast are from television. The plot plods alongs and quickly wears out its welcome...yeah yeah Kim Basinger drinks, easily gets drunk and then becomes obnoxious-- and comedy barely ensues. By the third act the film has totally derailed and really struggles to even remotely be funny. Edwards' direction was pedestrian and rote-- maybe he needed the money. The disc itself is passable-- not remastered, and nor should it ever be, Gone With The Wind it ain't...picture quality is good-- it has a very 80's vibe...the sound...well you can hear it...personally, this is for completists only...borrow a friend's copy and save money...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but ...

    Posted
    AtlusMoon
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I used to love this movie but it feels dated and doesn't relate...still fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good 80s comedy

    Posted
    Matt
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Yes, it's true. Bruce Willis used to be known for comedies. Good throw back and a fun time. Recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend



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