Not all Blake Lively movies can be winners. In All I See Is You , the actress plays a blind woman named Gina who undergoes a surgery that helps her regain vision, but her readjustment to life with sight is made difficult when her husband James Jason Clarke isn't all that thrilled about her newfound confidence. The trailers made it seem like this could have been your new favorite thriller, but it left many viewers scratching their heads. Below, some of the meanest things critics are saying about the film.
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David Ehrlich. We know that James does insurance work somewhere in the Thai capital, but the way he brings it up in conversation makes it sound like an alibi. Usually film characters take jobs in far-flung destinations towards the end of the story, not before it starts. Popular on IndieWire. Gina retained about five percent of her eyesight from the childhood car accident that killed her parents, and Forster uses those last glimmers of light to visualize her world as a milky cocoon, more imagined than perceived. The good news is that she has an appointment scheduled for a corneal transplant. The bad news is that her doctor is played by Danny Huston, whose natural menace is toned down just enough for us not to scream warnings at the screen.
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Think instead a short faux-experimental film unnecessarily stretched to the yawning point. Blake Lively plays Gina, a woman rendered blind as a child after a car accident that killed her parents. But that veer arrives with an obviousness that sparks a mental checklist in your head of scenes and moments you know are coming. The shame is that interesting actors Lively and Clarke get the short end of the stick by having little more to do than wander around in an underwritten movie.
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