On top of cheesy lines like “you’re a guinea not a guinea pig,” and over-the-top characters (see dating montage), the writers never thought to develop the one compelling romance at the heart of the storyline.
What’s most disappointing about Blind Dating though, is that Chris Pine actually gives a believable performance.
There is also a scene where Leeza laments to her father that her husband-to-be views their relationship as a “merger.” As the scene progresses and her father insists that love is only for the movies, we get a better idea of why she might blow Danny off, some useful exposition that might have proceeded the horrendous “I’m a virgin too! Unfortunately cutting that scene wasn’t the last mistake the director made.
Of course, you’d have to be legally blind to pick this film off the shelf considering its blink-and-you missed-it theatrical run and that the resumes of the two headlining stars consist of smashes like Just my Luck, American Wedding and Freddy Got Fingered.
But when it comes to the worst of 'em, few places beat Hollywood.
Yes, that golden city by the sea that's made an industry out of happy endings has a bit of a masochistic side, too.
Together they prove that love may indeed be blind but sometimes it ain’t enough, as Leeza is already arranged to be married to another Indian-American (Sendhil Ramamurthy, from TV's Heroes).
To soften the blow, Leeza assures Danny that she too is a virgin, as if this news really makes getting dumped any more pleasant.