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Crossing Delancey (1988)

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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.

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Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ...
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Anton Maes
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Hannah Mandelbaum
George Martin ...
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Claudia Silver ...
Cecilia Monk
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Pauline Swift
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Marilyn Cohen
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Karen
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Myla Bondy
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Storyline

Isabelle's life revolves around the New York bookshop she works in and the intellectual friends of both sexes she meets there. Her grandmother remains less than impressed and decides to hire a good old-fashioned Jewish matchmaker to help Isabelle's love-life along. Enter pickle-maker Sam who immediately takes to Isabelle. She however is irritated by the whole business, at least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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A funny movie about getting serious.

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16 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Izzy et Sam  »

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$16,262,415 (USA)
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This was the first (and only) English-language film for Reizl Bozyk, who plays Izzy's grandmother, Bubbe Kantor. She was a leading actress in Yiddish theatre for many years. See more »

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Anton Maes: [People are arriving at an event at a book store. There are sounds of employees greeting them, checking them in, serving champagne. Izzy is collecting empty plastic cups and napkins. She sees a woman put a book from the shelf in her bag, and deftly removes and replaces it. Anton is watching her from across the nook and motions her over. Their eyes lock as she approaches] So, you won't be out of a job.
[He plunks down his cup on her tray]
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Written by Maggie Roche (as Margaret A. Roche)
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An Underrated Gem
1 June 2004 | by (Philly, PA) – See all my reviews

Funny, but most of the comments here are raving about the movie, yet somehow

it only scored 6.7 stars at the time of this posting. To me, Crossing Delancey is one of the best romantic comedies ever made and ranks highly among my favorite movies in general.

Reizl Bozyk's performance as Bubbie Kantor is priceless. Amy Irving and Peter Riegert have amazing chemistry and all of the characters are very well defined and well portrayed, although I think the matchmaker was just a tad over-the-top, even for a yenta. But that's okay, The storyline is paced just right - a great flick to do popcorn by.

Though I would ordinarily give it an 8.5, I rated it 10 stars to bring the average closer to what the reviews (and my personal opinion) reflect.


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