Having been blind from birth, he volunteers for a risky experimental visual prosthesis that may restore his sight—having a microchip installed in the visual cortex of his brain that connects to a camera that would give him only, at best, fuzzy black and white images.
During the tests he meets a beautiful Indian nurse, Leeza (Anjali Jay).
Blind Dating (also known as Blind Guy Driving) is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by James Keach and starring Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Anjali Jay, Jane Seymour, and Jayma Mays.
The movie is produced by David Shanks and James Keach and is distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films LLC.
During its release, the film received mixed-to-negative reviews.
The publication City Weekly proposed that actor Chris Pine receive a special award for "Best Performance in an Otherwise Inexplicable Film." Danny Valdessecchi (Chris Pine) is an intelligent, handsome, charming boy who happens to be blind.
And when we kiss, when we kiss, it moves me to my soul." The couple kiss.
At this the marriage is called off and Danny and Leeza start over, learning more about each other's family and culture.
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Believing that Leeza did not pursue their relationship because of his being blind, Danny becomes depressed and stops taking the necessary tests for his brain surgery. He sees his family's faces for the first time, but not Leeza's, who was away, reluctantly preparing for her marriage.
Soon the experiment proves to be a failure, as the fragile prosthesis in his brain moves, clouding his already weak vision, and Danny goes back to being blind.