Blind dating film review
He builds up to thanking the one individual who has been with him through it all—the voice in his ear telling him to keep going. The wording of the build-up seems to take Robbie's omission beyond forgetfulness or ignorance and into the realm of intentional slight.Writer/director Sophie Goodhart opens the film (her first feature, based on her short) on these specific notes of conflict.Lest the setup of "My Blind Brother" begin to sound too inspiring in terms of overcoming physical limitations and sacrificing one's own desires for a loved one, it must be pointed out that neither Bill nor Robbie particularly seem to like each other. He also resents that Robbie uses him as something akin to a guide dog and that no one seems to notice his role in Robbie's efforts.
But all of this is marred by the film's surprisingly heavy emphasis on the sleaze factor.Bill (Nick Kroll) has been overshadowed by his brother Robbie (Adam Scott) since a childhood accident resulted in Robbie becoming blind.Robbie took his disability as a motivation to prove that he could rise above it.Klimkiewicz starkly illustrates the cultural and economic gulf between Frankie and Kahil through their very different homes: She lives alone in a palatial apartment in Bristol’s leafy upscale suburbs, while he occupies one cramped room in a shared inner-city house. There was scope here for a prickly debate about the morality of drone warfare, state surveillance and attitudes to Islam among Western liberals, but the filmmakers drop these threads in favor of a fairly routine thriller.But their lusty romantic adventure soon curdles into politically charged mistrust as Kahil’s shaky backstory starts to unravel. This story is military-industrial, but not complex.