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Posted October 1, 2010
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Here's the synopsis: A bunch of people go blind without warning. Chaos ensues. Julianne Moore doesn't go blind. Her husband does. More chaos ensues. The blind people are put in some anonymous decrepit building where they splinter off into societal groups. Extreme chaos ensues. They escape when the guards apparently got bored or went blind. Nobody knows. The city is in ruins. Why? Everybody is blind. Except Julianne Moore, who is apparently protected by freckles. She pretends she is blind and stays with her (blind) husband and the rest of the blind group ostensibly to help, but I think she just liked peeping at naked people and zig-zagging around with sighted abandon.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The Julianne Moore group settles into her old apartment, which has somehow escaped any sort of damage from being abandoned (in a city of blind, starving lunatics) besides a bowl of rotten fruit. The women shower together in the rain. The "family" has a lovely dinner with cloth napkins and nice china. Later in the movie, one of the original blind guys gets his sight back, just like that. Happiness ensues. The end. HUH? What the ....
Is this a horror movie? A drama? I don't know. it was depressing, and I kept looking at the time to see when it would end. The "bonus features" share with us how actors blindfold themselves to get used to being sightless. WOW! Imagine that!
Look, I gave it 2 stars because it posed some interesting psychological questions and it showed women showering together. Aside from that, it's not that good.