New York Times - 03/27/1987
"...[Edwards and Launer] have made BLIND DATE a charming feat of gamesmanship....Basinger has the chance to prove herself a delightful physical comedienne..."
USA Today - 02/15/2002
"...The best movie from Blake Edwards' 'late' period....It has some funny bits involving John Laroquette as Basinger's jilted beau..."
When nerdy Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) is fixed up with sexy, soft-spoken Nadia (Kim Basinger) in order to impress his associates a high-powered corporate dinner, he thinks it'll get him ahead in the company. But Nadia has a drinking problem--it only takes one drink to make her go completely crazy, and she has that one drink. Over the course of the night, Nadia's behavior will cause Walter to lose his job and get beaten up, arrested, and chased across town boy Nadia's homicidally jealous former fiance (John Larroquette). But somewhere along the line, Walter and Nadia may even decide that they like each other! Blake Edwards skillfully conducts a talented cast through a maze of comedically complex set pieces in this over-the-top comedy.
Hoping to impress his superiors, upwardly mobile executive Walter Davis tries to find the perfect date to accompany him to a business dinner. The corporate event's being held in honor of a Japanese tycoon who has old-fashioned values, especially where women are concerned. So Walter asks his brother Ted to suggest someone, and Ted knows just the right woman -- Nadia, who's demure, yet sexy. Walter can't believe his good fortune when he meets this gorgeous, shy creature. But his brother gives him one very important warning -- not to let Nadia drink any alcohol! Walter thinks that a few sips of champagne couldn't do too much harm, but then, he doesn't know Nadia.