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Blind Date (Bilingual) [Import]
Bruce Willis's first starring vehicle was this 1987 comedy by Blake Edwards (Victor/Victoria), in which the actor plays a yuppie set up on a blind date with a beautiful blonde (Kim Basinger). Everything goes swimmingly until Willis does what he was warned not to do: give the lady alcohol, which causes her to get entirely out of control. The one-note joke basically turns the film into a succession of set pieces in which Willis has to keep up with Basinger, bail her out of trouble, or get out of the way of her hotheaded former boyfriend (John Larroquette). Willis is fine, Basinger is impressively unhinged, Larroquette is hilarious, and Phil Hartman has a nice role as the friend who set up Willis's evening from hell. The slapstick shtick is classic Edwards, but the film is not Edwards at his most inspired. Consider Blind Date the work of a good filmmaker in a holding pattern. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Bruce Willis playing the hardworking office guy ... a looser ( ??? ). His boss having a BIG dinner party with new " Hope to be a partner ". He needs a date !? He is trying to rent his brother's wife , but he doesn't have a 100 bucks to pay for it . So , his brother setting him up with a blind date ... OH BOY ! Exectly ! Did you ever have a very wrong and bad blind date ? Forget about it ! This one is the ... I don't have the words . Let me finish with one of the last frases in this film : " STOP the music !... and shoot the dog ! "
Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) is required to bring a date to a company function. A relative (Phil Hartman) know for finding weird blind dates seems to have located the perfect date Nadia Gates (Kim Basinger;) the only caveat is that she is unstable when liberated. Walter was warned.
Naturally the warning must be an exaggeration as we all get a little tipsy. Nope it was right on the money. Nadia who also gives warning goes from polite to helpful to very helpful. To top this off she is being doggedly followed by a psychotic cop ex-boyfriend (John Larroquette.) This is just for starters.
"Do you recognize me? I used to be a respectable citizen. I had a good job and a promising future. I made only one mistake - I went on a blind date. ...Anyone got $10,000 for bail?"
Apart from that, this film is hilarious! Kim Basinger plays the outrageous drunk quite well, and Bruce Willis plays up an almost comedic role brilliantly! There is a fantastic scene in a courtroom, which I was in fits over, and Bruce doing an extremely fake fall over some golf balls!
The movie's also quite sad, at the same time, as you watch Bruce struggle as Kim's character gets the more worse for wear with the drink, and then he tries to get drunk, and embarrass her when she's sober. And then he deliberately gets her drunk just to win her back - that bit is so sweet!
When you've finished watching this, you'll probably never want to go on a blind date again - or, on the other hand, be nearly married to a guy who sleeps with teddy bears, and worse of all, TALKS to them! All in a all a terrific, if not a little slow to get started.
Walter Davis (Bruce Willis in his first movie) is a stressed workaholic who must bring a date to a business dinner to impress a Japanese client. In desperation his brings his sister-in-laws cousin Nadia (a brunette, and prettier Kim Basinger) who is very cute, but has a drink problem. Despite warnings not to get her drunk, Walter buys her champagne and, like some sort of human mogwai, she transforms into a crazed party animal. Things go very bad for Walter as Nadia proceeds to wreck his life. Not only that, but her totally mad ex-boyfriend David (John Larroquette) is stalking them at every turn. William Daniels (the voice of KITT from Knight Boat) even has a funny role as a disgruntled judge and the late (great) Phil Hartman plays Walter's brother.
Filmmaking legend Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tiffany's) is the man behind the camera. He brings a lot of class and experience to what could have been a generic romantic comedy. His widescreen compositions and long, moving camera takes add a touch of sophistication, it's a shame it just had to end up being so 80's.
There are loads of hilarious moments and I suggest you pick it up whenever you see it. Just use 80's block factor 1000.
The DVD is in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with average Dolby 2.0 sound. A trailer is included.
A boyish Bruce Willis coming off his emergence in "Moonlighting" fights off insanely obsessed ex-boyfriend John Laroquette while dealing with stunning Kim Basssinger's "alcohol allergy" with hysterical results. The business meeting with the Japanese patron is classic Blake Edwards. I found myself laughing out loud throughout this kooky farce. Very funny.
The DVD has both widescreen and standard, the transfer is pretty good, but the 2 channel dolby is semi-hollow. Who cares, this movie is just pure fun! 5 Magnums
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Blind Date 87
Oh, Blake Edwards you've done it again! Got rid of all my videos some time ago & have finally gotten this flick back into my dvd collection. Read more
This is one of my favorite comedies. Bruce Willis is very funny, but the one who really cracked me up was John Larroquette. Read morePublished on Jan. 28 2004
Do I need to say the words ?...
Bruce Willis playing the hardworking office guy ... a looser ( ??? ). His boss having a BIG dinner party with new " Hope to be a partner ". Read more
this film was a Extension of those Seagram Commercials.Bruce Willis&Kim Basinger together on screen won't make anyone forget Basinger&Mickey Rourke from 9 1/2 weeks.Published on Feb. 27 2000 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD
loved the movie. when will it be put on DVDPublished on Oct. 27 1999 by R. K. GEORGE (email@example.com)
I have seen this movie countless times and I still wind up cracking up! Bruce Willis and Kim Basinger are excellent, and John Larraquette is just hilarious! Read morePublished on April 4 1999 by Melissa, firstname.lastname@example.org