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  • Summary: The story of a young woman architect (Sorvino) who falls in love with a blind man (Kilmer). She encourages him to undergo a radical operation to restore his sight, but ultimately his truest vision comes from the love he finds in his heart. (MGM)
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. An exceptionally touching and provocative love story. [15 January 1999, Calendar, p. F-4]
  2. The sweetest little movie about a neurological disorder that we're ever likely to see.
  3. Val Kilmer, clearly pleased to be entering the Oscar disability sweepstakes, does what he can as the hunk who learns how to see.
  4. 50
    May be only loosely true, but it is thoroughly Hollywood.
  5. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    40
    Although it's notoriously difficult to play a romance involving one partner's disability or illness without resorting to sentimentality, Kilmer acquits himself admirably.
  6. 40
    For all the tear-jerking plot twists, it's a glumly dry-eyed affair.
  7. 20
    It's sheer piffle, a disingenuous romance with Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino that's all sap and no sizzle.

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