See For Me gives you a quality, one-location thriller that forces you to have complicated feelings about the lead, despite them being legally blind.


Director(s) Randall Okita
Screenplay By Adam Yorke, Tommy Gushue
Date Released 1/7/2022
Where To Watch Video On Demand
Genre(s) Action, Crime, Thriller, Young Adult
Duration 1 Hour 32 Minutes
Content Rating Not Rated
Noted Cast
Sophie Skyler Davenport
Kelly Jessica Parker Kennedy

Film Summary

After a diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa, Sophie’s skiing career ended, and her utter refusal to train for the Paralympics led to her housesitting for a living. Why? Well, with still getting adjusted to being legally blind and immensely uncomfortable with how she is treated, she likes exerting her independence and dealing with people at a minimum.

However, as she house sits and takes care of a cat, for a woman whose home is in an isolated part in upstate New York, she finds herself having to rely on a woman named Kelly, someone who works for the app “See For Me” if she wants to survive.

Cast & Character Guide

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member.

Sophie (Skyler Davenport)

Sophie (Skyler Davenport) talking to a client
Sophie (Skyler Davenport)

Blinded by a disease at the height of her skiing career, since then, Sophie has become mad at the world, and rather than pursue her dream by any means necessary, she’d rather carve out a life for herself by housesitting for the rich and taking advantage of their kindness. If not, in her mind, their pity.

Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy)

Kelly is a member of the armed services who vicariously lives through what it was like to be on the field through video games and to make ends meet, Kelly works at See For Me to help people with vision impairment do simple things like finding items in their home. This makes helping Sophie not die a far more taxing assignment than what Kelly is used to on the app, but she is more than prepared for thanks to her military experience.

Notable Locations & Items

  • 6 Golden Lane: Where Sophie is located
  • $7 Million: What the burglars are after

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Gun violence, cursing

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. How did Sophie find out about this job?

Review

Highlights

Sophie Being Imperfect and Morally Ambiguous

As the meaning of diversity continues to evolve, one of the things you have to appreciate about See For Me is that it doesn’t make Sophie an innocent victim. Sophie is bitter about the hand she was dealt and has absolutely no problem taking from others as her sight was taken from her. And with every moment of you realizing she doesn’t fit into that sweet, innocent, disabled trope, and she shows you that she can be manipulative, rude, and an outright ass, it makes you love and appreciate her.

In fact, I’d even say your investment in her surviving has little to do with her being blind and you just getting a kick out of Sophie, the person.

Kelly Was Given A Backstory

Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy) talking to Sophie
Kelly (Jessica Parker Kennedy)

Easily, See For Me could have doubled down on Sophie’s life and former career and made everyone secondary since she is the star attraction. However, there is an effort to beef up Kelly’s character. We learn she was in the military, and how she commands Sophie shows this, and while we aren’t given explicit details on why she is no longer out there, you are given just enough intrigue to ask these questions.

I’d even add, the writers find the perfect line to where, as much as you may be brought to question Kelly’s life, you aren’t left frustrated when the questions go unanswered.

Low Points

Forgettable Villains

We’ll give props to the writers for not making the film’s villains sexist or ableist when it comes to how they treat Sophie. However, from their motive to their personas, they are dry and don’t give Sophie a lot to playoff. They simply are a means to get you to worry about Sophie as you question if they would harm a blind young woman or just do what they came to do and go.

Overall

Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Where See For Me stumbles is that, while you can appreciate Sophie not being made into a victim empowered by Kelly, it doesn’t present a more noteworthy hook beyond the taglines you can imagine for this. Sophie being a blind girl with a chip on her shoulder handles the basics of her not being generic, but they don’t go beyond that. And while you are drawn to Kelly, she is firmly a supporting character.

Add in villains whose motive is strictly money, with no other details to make them feel like individuals? While you have to applaud See For Me for having a different kind of lead actor and character, you could submit it might have been good for marketing but didn’t give the film what it needed to stand out beyond that.

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On The Radar


Ratings

  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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Title Card - See For Me (2022)
See For Me (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Who Is This For?
Those who like thrillers with small casts, leads who have vulnerabilities beyond not expecting to deal with a burglar, and if you can suspend your disbelief, the need to question whether the lead may make it alive unscathed.
Highlights
Sophie Being Imperfect and Morally Ambiguous
Kelly Was Given A Backstory
Disputable
Forgettable Villains
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  1. Avatar of Christine

    I thought that this would be a negative review because google says your website rates it a 0%!! I googled “plot of belle u”

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