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Blind Date (2007)

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Affected by tragedy, a married couple decide to role play a blind date.

Director:

Stanley Tucci

Writers:

Theo van Gogh (based on the film by), Tom Erisman (original screenplay) (as Valéry Boutade) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stanley Tucci ... Don
Patricia Clarkson ... Janna
Thijs Römer ... Waiter
Gerdy De Decker Gerdy De Decker ... Tango Dancer
Georgina Verbaan ... Cute Woman
Robin Holzhauer Robin Holzhauer ... Little - Girl
Sarah Hyland ... Child (voice)
Peer Mascini Peer Mascini ... Sole Drinker
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Storyline

A married couple has suffered a tragedy, and now the only way they can now relate to one another is by meeting as different characters through a series of personal ads. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

First date, second chance

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 September 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Stanley Tucci Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Ghent, Flanders, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,500 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,787, 27 September 2009

Gross USA:

$8,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,449
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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Shalhoub was originally cast in the lead, but when production was postponed he had to drop out. Director Stanley Tucci decided to take the part. See more »

Connections

Remake of Blind Date (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bells of Hawaii
(1927)
Performed by Francisco Canaro
Written by William Heagney
Courtesy of Interstate Music Ltd.
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Leads are well-matched, but material is off-putting and mostly intolerable...
26 March 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

A self-described 'funny magician' and his wife, a retired dancer, indulge in role-playing games to keep their minds off their recent misfortune in losing their daughter. Freely-adapted from Theo van Gogh's 1996 Dutch-language film of the same name, this talky effort from director/co-writer/lead actor Stanley Tucci is a smoothly-paced yet internally-mercurial drama which is alternately thoughtful and boring. Tucci and Patricia Clarkson (not surprisingly) match up well together on-screen--but of all their many character incarnations here, I never felt I was seeing living, breathing human beings. The film is a high-wire act, all show and circumstance. Tucci's opening sequence, performing his joshing act in an intimate-yet-ornate nightclub, is a highlight; yet the modern-day mood is nearly destroyed by a child's narration, speaking pretentiously as if she were just retrieved from a 1950s film noir. *1/2 from ****


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