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Blind Date (Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément) (2015) Film Review | 265 Day Film Challenge – Day 6

I went into this film expecting an unconventional love story, and that’s exactly what I got. Is it the best romantic film out there? No, but it’s charming and off-beat, in the best way possible.

The story centers on two people, a pianist and an inventor, who are new neighbors. The walls in their building are paper thin, and at first they torment each other by making noise at all hours. They eventually develop a bond, and fall for each other. They never see each other, nor learn the other’s name (they call each other Whosit and Whatsit), but they talk through the walls every day. They soon know each other better than they’ve ever known anyone else, much to the amazement of their friends and family.

The acting is good, and the chemistry between the two characters is adorable and charming. A few lines of dialogue fall flat, and the saccharine nature of the film will turn some people off. If you like a cute, quirky romantic film on occasion though, you’ll fall head over heels for Blind Date.

This is also a gorgeous film, especially considering the majority of the film only takes place in one location (theoretically). Colors pop, and the cinematography focuses on the characters, showing each other emotions in wonderful, sometimes painful, clarity.

Blind Date is a sweet film that shows how relationships can form, even if we can’t physically see or touch the other person. Some may find it too schmaltzy, but if you like a good against-the-odds romance film, give Blind Date a shot.

Verdict: 3.5/5

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