Before Bruce Willis took the action world by storm with Die Hard, he teamed up with famed director Blake Edwards for the 1987 romantic comedy Blind Date and featured a great supporting cast including Kim Basinger, John Larroquette, and the late Phil Hartman. Now Image Entertainment is bringing Blind Date to Blu-ray for the first time.
Blind Date follows a workaholic whose brother sets him up with his wife’s cousin to go on a date with him to his company's business dinner with a an important Japanese client.
Prior to the date he is warned that if she gets drunk, she loses control and becomes wild. How will the date turn out, especially when they encounter Nadia's ex-boyfriend David? While this movie may feel a bit clichéd at this point in time it still manages to entertain thanks to Willis’s quick timing and the great supporting cast. This is one of those comedies that pits the characters in one crazy situation after another that was popular during the 80s. While this might have been Willis’s first feature film role, he had already honed his comedic delivery with Moonlighting and it shows here. Basinger is a bit off for the first part of the film, but as soon as she gets to the drunk aspect she shines. Most of this film works strictly because of Willis, but the running gags with Larroquette give this film the much needed arch enemy to Willis’s character.
This is one of those films that sports a story that isn’t anything that hasn’t been seen a hundred times over but thanks to its cast works better than it probably should have. Despite whether you were a fan of this movie or not from its original release this film is worth checking out just to take the trip back to see Willis before he was a full-fledged superstar and you are sure to get some laughs along the way.