Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2007
"[I]t's told with unexpected humor, which makes the poignant moments register even more effectively."
Total Film - 10/01/2009 3 stars out of 5 -- ?Pine's charismatic turn is easily the best thing about this [film]...?
Hollywood couple Jane Seymour (DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN) and James Keach (DISEASE OF THE WIND) team up to produce this romantic comedy that works hard to tug on the heartstrings. Keach, a former actor turned director/producer, who is known for his close relationship with Johnny Cash, directs this tale about a blind Everyman looking for love. Danny (the charismatic Chris Pine, SMOKIN' ACES) has been blind since birth, and has had trouble with women because of his overprotective family. However, many of those close to Danny want to help with his situation: his mischievous, limo-driving brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas, HAROLD AND KUMAR 2) sets him up on a series of blind dates, while his therapist (Jane Seymour) goes beyond the call of duty when she learns that Danny is a virgin. Danny becomes convinced that his blindness is to blame for his lack of amorous success, and undertakes an experimental remedy that helps him regain partial sight through a micro-chip implanted in his brain. Ultimately, Danny believes he's found love with the eye doctor's receptionist, Leeza (Anjali Jay), but their relationship is complicated by Leeza's arranged engagement. Although somewhat schizophrenic in tone and subject matter, BLIND DATING succeeds as a heartwarming tale of love triumphing against all odds--and rather bizarre ones, at that.