Having been blind from birth, he volunteers for a risky experimental visual prosthesis that may restore his sight—having a microchip installed in the visual cortex of his brain that connects to a camera that would give him only, at best, fuzzy black and white images.During the tests he meets a beautiful Indian nurse, Leeza (Anjali Jay).On an outing to the Black Sea, he falls in love with the hairdresser Manana.When her husband Tengo is released from jail early, Sandro’s predicament takes on absurd dimensions.The two seem to be made for each other, until Leeza reveals she's been promised to another man in an arranged marriage! It's a total chick flick and I mean that as a compliment. On the other hand, I'd have liked to see the female lead take a more active role in her own liberation, at the very least in response to the behavior of her fiancé, and it would have been nice to see some growth in the relationship between the male lead and his sister.I read the reviews on this movie prior to watching it and decided that it should at least be passable. Believable performances, even for the improbable supporting characters, bring this story to life in what is altogether a modest success.
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.James Keach's romantic comedy Blind Dating concerns a 22-year old blind man named Danny (Chris Pine). Though Danny refuses to let his visual deficiency keep him from enjoying every aspect of life, he does shy away from women. Determined to help Danny find a girl, his brother Larry sets up a series of hysterically disastrous blind dates with shallow girls that can't seem to get past his impairment.Just when Danny is ready to give up on love, he meets an East Indian nurse named Leeza. I came looking for something easy to watch, and found that in "Blind Dating" – with a straightforward plot, this movie nevertheless manages to charm.