Nadia is shy and the two experience some awkwardness. However, as the evening goes on, Nadia begins to drink and behave in a wild manner. A warning about her behavior under the influence of alcohol had been given by Ted's wife, but when Ted relayed the warning to Walter, he made it sound like a joke and strongly hinted that Walter might actually benefit from giving her alcohol.
This is a really funny movie with a first-rate cast, from top to bottom.
Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, John Laroquette, and William Daniels couldn't be better; there is a bonus appearance by Graham Stark, who played the flunky policeman in the Pink Panther movies, and there is not one dud performance or moment. It is fast-paced, imaginative, and just really funny.
It doesn't rely on graphic sex or a gross or smutty script filled with smutty language or that hack Robin Williams to make you laugh. I can hardly believe this is a Hollywood production, it's so all-round classy.
I caught this on cable not long after its release inso it was not a big box-office hit. Probably because the critics whizzed all over it see my above remarks about "graphic sex," "gross," and "smutty" -- pretentious critics apparently only like graphic, gross, and smutty in their comedies.
This is on my personal list of "perfect" movies and is in my personal collection. Every time I introduce someone to it, they can't believe how funny it is -- usually because they haven't heard of it. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote.
Poet, Stylist, Performer, Clown, Man. The latter was a woefully misunderstood addition to the canon, in which Bruce, with subtlety, wit, style and charm to spare, essayed the role of the eponymous master criminal. The film is a fancy, a trifle, a mere bagatelle, to be sure, and yet it speaks to everyone, centring as it does on the sublimely universal theme of breaking into places with Danny Aiello while singing.
Who can forget the great scene where Bruce breaks into some place, accompanied by Danny Aeillo, while the two of them sing? Certainly, in the pantheon of movies in which Willis and Eaillo sing, "Hudson Hawke" shines proudly, a beacon to guide us home through the dark.
That they are given ironically awful dialogue to work with is a sign of how delightful this movie is.
It works on so many different levels. For example, I watched it while ironing, drinking, reading and watching the lottery results on teletext, an experience which brought tears to my eyes as I relished the multi-layered, Baudrillardian, hyper-real and yet simultaneously false, fractured, psychotic, delerious cataclysm of sound, image, sensation and steam.
The film continues, pitching our heroes into ever more outlandish scenarios, before finally giving us the only denoument with which we could ever be truly satisfied: Bruce and Kim fall into a swimming pool and embrace. Ironically awful rock music fills the soundtrack to bursting point.
As the credits roll, we ruminate on what has gone before, and what is yet to come. We have seen Bruce Willis walk into the world's most awful music shop. We have seen that bloke from the Pink Panther movies degrade himself yet further with a performance that can only be described as "bad".
We have seen Kim Basinger give a performance so heart-rendingly real and disturbing that, try as we might, we can remember little or nothing about it.
In fact, the entire film is like quicksilver. Trying to keep a grip on it is like trying to catch a falling star in a box. It's a brief flare of genius and dazzlement. It'll be repeated in a couple of weeks anyway. What more is there to say?
Are the pubs still open?Mar 27, · Watch video · This movie begins with a pretty good premise, that Nadia (Kim Basinger) will let her real innermost feelings rip out, when she drinks.
This leads to a lot of difficult to handle situations for Walter Davis (Bruce Willis) her blind date. This premise is coupled with her stalker ex-boyfriend David (John Laroquette) constant attacks against Walter/10(K). Bruce Willis stars as a young public-relations executive who goes on a remarkable and disastrous blind date with Kim Bassinger.
Complications abound leading to . This is another old film recently re-released on Blu-Ray. Good cast: a younger Bruce Willis (he actually had some HAIR) and Kim Basinger. Comedic premise: Willis has to find a date for an important business dinner.
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When Walter Davis (Bruce Willis, The Sixth Sense) is set up with gorgeous Nadia Gates (Kim Basinger, No Mercy), the perfect BLIND DATE dissolves into disaster in this sexy comedy caper. Mar 27, · Watch video · This was Bruce Willis' first box office film in a leading role.
It's a nice little film that has its funny moments. Blind Date is not Citizen Kane, but it's sure a good film to watch on a day off/10(K).