Title: At First Sight Director: Irwin Winkler Year: 1999 Run time: 2hrs 01
I had never heard of this film, but the iPlayer offered it up. I thought it was going to be a really soppy and sentimental one, so I don’t even know why I decided to give it a go, but in the end, I was at a loose end.
00:01:51 - I like people that struggle to take vacation. Why is it so bad to enjoy your work? 00:05:07 - Oh god. Massage is so freakishly uncomfortable. 00:05:35 - He doesn’t have a table with a hole in it for her face. 00:09:11 - She’s thanking him for making her cry. 00:10:08 - Why is he getting on the school bus? 00:14:18 - “I was describing you to my dog.” Nice chat up line! 00:16:29 - All this snow. This film is making me cold. 00:21:07 - He lost his sight between one and three, I’m impressed he can remember seeing anything. 00:27:30 - She was married to Duncan? 00:28:46 - A tax return is a valid reason to cry. 00:31:03 - You can ice skate without ice skates? **00:34:01 - Playboy in Braille! That is very cool. **00:36:31 - Fake search engine alert. 00:38:54 - I would wait until I knew Virgil a bit better before trying to “fix him.” 00:41:07 - “I prefer to think of it as not winning.” 00:45:52 - That’s the thing, isn’t it? What have you got to lose? But it’s all about getting your hopes up and having them dashed. 00:49:12 - Do not show too much eye operation please. 00:51:12 - They might have told him about the camera crew beforehand. 00:53:25 - Surely it takes a while to adjust, and also even if that was all he could see, wouldn’t that be more than ever before? 00:55:29 -** Were they expecting him just to be fixed? The guy has never been able to see. **00:57:04 - I cannot begin to imagine what it’s like to see yourself for the first time. 01:04:25 - That’s Nathan Lane! 01:08:11 - At least in New York you can go around bumping into things, and no one will notice.** **01:09:53 - Blimey, he’d have to learn to read and everything. 01:12:56 - “It’s a lobster!” “People eat this?” 01:18:45 - He might not understand her look, but he must be able to recognise her tone. 01:26:03 - Surely no one has Mack the Knife as their song. 01:32:06 - It only takes five weeks?? 01:33:37 - They are ice skating again. I need to watch a film set in Hawaii next. Brr. **01:41:35 - Don’t lie to her, don’t lie to her. 01:44:10 - It was candyfloss all along! 01:48:39 - She was pushing for him to be able to see right from the start, so I can see his point. 01:53:49 **- I wish it would rain now. I want to listen.
It certainly wasn’t the film I was expecting, because it whilst a romance, there was so much underlying tension and story that it wasn’t just about them. I couldn’t quite understand the motives behind the woman… I’ve forgotten her name already. There’s also the fact that the film made me feel cold throughout. I wouldn’t watch it again, but it was an okay way to spend two hours.