Crossing Delancey (1988)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  16 September 1988 (USA)
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A Manhattan single meets a man through her Jewish grandmother's matchmaker.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Posner
Reizl Bozyk ...
Anton Maes
George Martin ...
Claudia Silver ...
Cecilia Monk
Mark (as David Pierce)
Pauline Swift
Suzzy Roche ...
Marilyn Cohen
Myla Bondy


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 {J-26}

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A funny movie about getting serious.


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

16 September 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Izzy et Sam  »

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$16,262,415 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Anton Maes' apartment building is the same one that Bronte Parrish (Andie McDowell) lives in in "Green Card." The building is called "The Ayslmere" and is located at 60 West 76th Street in Manhattan. See more »


[first lines]
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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Referenced in Drop Dead Diva: Bad Girls (2010) See more »


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Performed by The Roches
Written by Terre Roche and David 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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