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.
I don’t care if you have to crop someone out of the picture. I don’t need to see pictures of your dogs, or your Harley any more than you want to see pictures of my paintings. I don’t want someone who will blow sunshine up my skirt. If you’re not looking for a relationship, don’t say you are. ” I’m going to delete it without even looking at your profile.
If you’re just looking for someone to date casually date, or even just a hook up (and yes, there is that option) then say that. Let me know in some way that you actually looked beyond the pictures to the person and want to know me.
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.
Since I'd taken an improv class in college, we started talking about it.
I didn’t do it when I was in my 20s or 30s, either. If I make initial contact with a guy, I always sign it “Good luck on your search. Becky.” Give me a name, makes you a real person I want to get to know. Online dating has a stigma about it and we both know it.
I have two daughters at home, and don’t have the time, energy or money to cruise for a new guy at a bar. Everyone is looking for “friends first and we’ll see if something more develops”, wants to avoid “drama and head games” and is “laid back and easy going”. But if you have a sense of humor about the whole thing, I’m more likely to respond to you. So, you have an interesting profile with great pictures. If you’re going to ask me to meet you for drinks, please have a specific place in mind before you do.
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.