There’s nothing more frustrating as a cinephile than a film with great ideas that don’t seem to coalesce in execution, where you can see all the pieces of a clever, engaging, thoughtful story, yet, for some reason, in completion, the lack of cohesion runs rampant. Originally released as "Beautiful Darkness", written by Jennifer Schuur ("Hannibal") and co-directed by first-time feature directors Monty Whitebloom and Andy Delaney, "Love Is Blind" is a subversive dramedy fairytale in which the notion that we’re only ready to find love when we’re at peace with ourselves is taken to an extreme. It’s one thing to have a film centered on multiple characters whose journeys intersect in a manner which creates incidental moments of magic. It’s another, however, when the film suggests a central figure when the actuality is another. This leads to situations which, only through the lens of romance, are protected from being uncomfortably creepy.
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