Blake Lively’s latest ‘woman in peril’ film actually looks sort of good/interesting?

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I’ve been debating writing about this trailer for a few hours this morning. The debate, in my head, is that I actually have no desire to trash Blake Lively about this and it feels… odd to me to be in that position. Like, I actually think her new movie looks pretty good? Blake’s latest White Woman In Danger movie is called All I See Is You. In this movie, Blake plays a blind woman who undergoes eye surgery and gradually regains her sight. As she begins to see, her marriage falls apart and he has secrets, secrets like… he no longer feels like Captain Save-a-Ho and he liked having a blind wife under his thumb? Here’s the trailer:

While this kind of “blind woman in trouble” trope has been used before in many films, I like the angle being explored here, that it’s about need versus want, dependency, codependency, submission and dominance on an emotional and physical-necessity level. I like Jason Clarke a lot too – I think he’s incredibly talented and underrated as an actor. So… yeah. I’m actually interested in seeing the new Blake Lively movie. Who knew? It comes out on October 27th.

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  1. Lee says:

    Probably in the minority, but I dont find this any good, probably biased as I’m not usually interested in her movie choices. This movie premièred last year at TIFF and apparently struggled to get a distributor, infact it was meant to be out in middle september this year but was postponed to october 27th.

  2. sun says:

    this got terrible reviews at Venice (i think) where it screened forever ago

    • Lee says:

      I think it was TIFF 2016, but yet, reviews were not good and it took it forever to find a distributor.

      • Miles says:

        It got a distributor right after it premiered which is usually how it works for an indie film like this. The problem is that the distributor is Open Road and they are clueless when it comes to actually releasing their films.

        I actually watched it at TIFF last year. It gets kinda predictable but the effects in the film are really good and Blake did a solid job. It was either a love or hate type of film. And judging by the 6 Reviews on RT, I would sense that’s the type of film it’s gonna be.

  3. Aang says:

    That dress is awful. But I can’t help liking her, and finding her very beautiful. But I doubt I’ll see the movie.

    • Amide says:

      I’ll catch it if it comes to my city, but it got mixed reviews at TIFF, like many films do. I dunno where this narrative of it got boos, or was shown at Venice (?) is coming from.😔
      I am more interested in her upcoming Reed Morano movie, than this though.

      • Miles says:

        Yea it didn’t get booed anywhere lol As I said above it was an indie film produced by Marc Forster the director. It premiered at TIFF, where Open Road bought its distribution rights and the reviews on it were mixed. It’s release got pushed because Paramount released mother! on the 15th when that was supposed to be originally released in October.

  4. Amide says:

    Looks interesting to me. I’ll catch it if I can. I’ve enjoyed Lively’s movies so far.👍

    • Millenial says:

      God help me, I really enjoyed Age of Adaline.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        Ha, I recently saw Adaline on Tv and quite enjoyed it too. Lively does have an amazing body and she was wearing some great clothes in Adaline. And her acting was good as well. However, Harrison Ford was all kinds of awful in it? It looked like he was held hostage in that movie. :)

      • manda says:

        I loved Age of Adaline! I wish it was a book, but it’s just a movie

      • vesper nite says:

        I loved that movie too. I like Blake…she’s just not a very dynamic actress, sort of monotone.

  5. jugil1 says:

    How is this movie like “The Husband’s Secret”? I read that book & don’t recall this storyline at all?

    • Miles says:

      It’s not. This was a movie written and produced by Marc Forsterer. It’s an indie film lol

      The Husband’s Secret is still in pre-production.

      I think there was just a mix up.

    • MellyMel says:

      Just coming here to say the same thing. I loved that book so much and it’s been a hot minute since I read it, but don’t remember this being part of the story….like at all. Maybe this movie is based off a different book?

    • Kaiser says:

      Sorry, I fucked that up, my bad, I took it out.

  6. Milla says:

    I still don’t see her as an actor. Just a Hollywood blonde

  7. Danielle says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think this movie has anything to do with Liane Moriarty. I think Blake is attached to start in The Husband’s Secret, but it hasn’t started production yet. She’s also currently filming A Simple Favour based on that book.

  8. Planet Earth says:

    Another poor-me-woman-movie? Blake, really.

    And isn’t this a remake? Wasn’t there a movie with Val Kilmer as the blind party?

    • kiki88 says:

      Not really a “poor me” movie. By the end of it, its not clear who the real victim is. With her new take on life, Lively’s character ends up making some mistakes

  9. ash says:

    Blake is a true testament to apex white privilege —– continuing to lead movies with no hard talent….amazing

    and thanks kaiser….latest White Woman In Danger …. now computer screen is covered in salad as I spit it out hollering at that phrase.

    • Coconut says:

      Thanks, I was about to say the same thing. So many interesting actresses out there but this mediocre one gets leading roles and an audience because she fits a mould similar to the one applying to Jen Lawrence. Statuesque blondes can carry movies; that’s the perception. Unimpressed her acting in Age of Adaline and Shallows.

      Aside, she apparently had to do a lot of nudity in this film. I love Jason Clarke (and Danny Houston – Mr Creepiest) but I don’t feel this film either.

  10. G says:

    I’m not feeling the comment of “latest white woman in danger.” She now can’t play any victim roles because of her skin color? She can be flaky and numerous other things but this isn’t something she should be condoned for

  11. corporatestepsister says:

    Truth be told, the topic is a good one; how can a spouse who used to be a caretaker end up handling the change that their spouse is healthier and becomes more independent?

    • Coconut says:

      I would enjoy Jessica Chastain in a film like this. Happy to be proven wrong but Blake doesn’t apparently have the acting chops. She will end up with a career like Reese Witherspoon probably.

      • teacakes says:

        I doubt Lively has even a shred of what Reese has talent-wise, either as an actress or a producer.

        I mean, do we seriously think she’s going to take up producing Emmy-winning/Oscar-nominated movies? Literally all she has in common with Reese is being blonde.

      • Coconut says:

        Reese can’t act. Even in Walk the Line (her Oscar vehicle) she was underwhelming. She’s proactive about producing but do you need “talent” for that per se? Business ability and connections and good relationships in HW, yes, but I don’t know if she has talent. She’s only successful at a surface level bc ppl haven’t looked too closely.