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Thursday, May 15, 2014

SIFF Sighting: BLIND DATES (Comedy; Georgia)

A coach and a teacher (both male) are still single at 40, so they decide to take a risk, agreeing to blind dates with women who traveled from out of town to meet them.

Needless to say, the encounter is awkward.

The whole tone of the film is somewhat awkward in fact, but acts as a perfect metaphor for the navigation of love and romance "later" in life. In fact, the blind dates at the beginning merely set the stage for a series of unconventional events that are both sad and sweet, despite their irony.

Many of the scenes are dark; most are quiet, but they're sprinkled with enough surprises and twists to keep the audience intrigued as feelings develop and relationships blossom where you least expect them.

BLIND DATES will screen at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival on June 4 and June 8. For tickets, go here.


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Anonymous paul said...

I've seen this film, it's been out in the UK. I thought it sweet charming funny and thoughtful. I'd echo your sentiments and I'd recommend it.

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