Hysterical Blindness Review

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Made-for-TV movie with stellar cast from the director of Monsoon Wedding


Set in 1980s New Jersey, this made-for-TV movie follows two young women — emotionally fragile Debby (Uma Thurman) and single mum Beth (Juliette Lewis) — as they look for true love in their small town.

Director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) draws terrific performances from her two leads(Thurman landed a Golden Globe for her troubles), as well as co-star Gena Rowlands, but the cast is ultimately far superior to the film itself, which feels too thinly plotted to make much of an impact.