At First Sight
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Witness the extraordinary transformation of seeing the world for the first time and fall in love with life all over again. Directed by OscarÂ(r) winner* Irwin Winkler (GoodFellas) and based on a true story by Dr. Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), At First Sight is an exhilarating adventure and the visual experience of a lifetime! Starring Val Kilmer (The Doors, Batman Forever) and Academy AwardÂ(r)-winner** Mira Sorvino (Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion), this "poignant, uplifting drama" (New York Daily News) explores the remarkable journey of a man whose world was darkened by blindness but enlightened by the miracle of science and the wonder of love. Blind since childhood, Virgil Adamson (Kilmer) is working as a masseur in an upstate New York spa when he meets and falls in love with Amy Benic (Sorvino), a stressed-out, career-driven architect. Certain that Virgil's simple world will be greatly enhanced by an operation to restore his sight, Amy ultimately realizes that Virgil's new vision puts a fresh focus onboth their lives.
- 4-Page booklet featuring trivia and production notes
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val kilmer is so nice and likeable as a person (in addition to being gorgeous with amazing hands) that you develop a major crush on his character. he and mira hit it off right away.
then she finds a medical specialist in new york who could restore val's sight (he has been totally blind since age 3). as a person completely adjusted to being blind sight isn't at the top of his list of desires.
he wants to challenge himself, has started a new life with mira, and decides to try. well, his brain isn't used to seeing or processing visual data, so vision is not an instant miracle. unexpected challenges present themselves that make him feel like a blind man who is no longer blind, such as not being able to learn to read (even though he easily reads braille).
they have to try to work through problems as a together and try to survive as a couple. and there is ultimately a happy ending. i really loved this film.
Personally, I'd never seen Kilmer smile before as much as he does in the film, and he sure made me smile. Virgil is independent, aware, self-effacing, witty in his own, sightless comfort zone; take him out of it and he behaves pretty much as someone suddenly blind would.
The film is an interesting statement on perspective and the human condition. Highly enjoyable.
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Bought it because the gal looked like my sister and I am sending it to her as a gift in a way.