Blind Date

A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her... who needs nightmares?
A date with her is every man's dream come true. And with dreams like her... who needs nightmares?
BLIND DATE (15)
D: Blake Edwards
Tristar (Tony Adams)
USA 🇺🇸 1987
93 mins

Comedy

W: Dale Launer
DP: Harry Stradling, Jr.
Ed: Robert Pergament
Mus: Henry Mancini
PD: Rodger Maus

Bruce Willis (Walter Davis), Kim Basinger (Nadia Gates), John Larroquette (David Bedford), William Daniels (Judge Harold Bedford), Phil Hartman (Ted Davis)

Very much a film of two halves, the first part a farce about a date from hell, while the last half hour gets increasingly silly as a sham marriage unfolds amongst domestic disputes and rivalries.
Bruce Willis plays a workaholic executive who needs a date for his company function and his shady brother sets him up with his sister-in-law, who can't handle any alcohol and becomes uncontrollable after drinking just the smallest bit of the syrup.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I LOVE this movie... In fact, it has a proud place in my top comedies of all time... Yes, it's Blake Edwards! Yes, it's Bruce Willis pre-Die Hard! Yes, it's Kim Basinger!  Yes, it's slapstick! But it's absolutely hilarious, well-acted, with excellent comic timing, and doesn't outstay its running time, even though the humour in the second half of the movie is a stark contrast to the scenes up to that point.  Bruce & Kim's on-screen chemistry rivals some of the classic partnerships (Bogart/Bacall)... okay I'm slightly exaggerating there... but for a movie made in the mid-80's this film is fantastic!  Phil Hartman & John Larroquette steal the show as Bruce Willis' selfish brother and Kim Basinger's psychotic ex-boyfriend, respectively.
8/10

Bruce Willis & Kim Basinger in Blind Date
Bruce Willis & Kim Basinger in Blind Date