At First Sight is about a workaholic architect named Amy Benic (Mira Sorvino – Mighty Aphrodite, The Replacement Killers), who is divorced from her work partner, Duncan Allanbrook (Steven Weber – from television’s Wings). She takes some down time at a health spa and ends up falling in love with the spa’s blind masseuse, Virgil Adamson (Val Kilmer – Batman Forever, Tombstone). Virgil has been blind since childhood and lives on his own, but is under the watchful eye of his older sister, Jennie (Kelly McGillis – Witness, The Accused). Despite Jennie’s worries Virgil moves to New York City to live with Amy. Amy finds information about a doctor who has made incredible progress in restoring sight to blind patients. After some hesitation, Virgil agrees to undergo the surgery. Despite the fact that Virgil can now see it is not all smooth sailing for the couple and they have to deal with this new test of their love.
At First Sight, directed by Irwin Winkler (The Net, De-Lovely) is a more dark and realistic (sorta) romance. This couple meets, falls in love and then has to deal with the usual relationship problems such as, ‘Does this person really love me for me?’ and ‘Why do I have to be the one that sacrifices or changes?’. The film is a decent one due to a strong cast who are believable in their roles and an interesting script. It is a good Friday night, sitting on the couch with your loved one type film.