Hysterical Blindness Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Hysterical Blindness the Movie

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It's 1987 in Bayonne, New Jersey where Debby (Thurman) and her best friend Beth (Lewis) like to hang out at the local bar and pick up guys. Despite her looks, Debby, who lives with her waitress mom Virginia (Rowlands), comes off as so needy that she can't find anything more stable than a one-night stand. Meanwhile, Beth neglects her young daughter for non-committal barender Bobby (de Sando) and Viriginia gets a second chance with nice-guy customer Nick (Gazzara). Overly familiar and somewhat shrill; the best reason to watch are veterans Rowlands and Gazzara. Cahill adapted from her play.

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HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Period Piece: 1980s, Female Bonding, Bar & Grill, Waiters & Waitresses, Second Chance, Adapted from a Play, Moms, Single Parents, New Jersey
Screenplay
Laura Cahill
Cast
Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Justin Chambers, Anthony De Sando, Jolie Peters
Cinematography
Declan Quinn
Director
Mira Nair
Music
Lesley Barber

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