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Cowboy del Amor (2005)

A documentary on a 60-year-old New Mexico matchmaker who finds Mexican wives for American men for a fee.


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Ivan Thompson


A documentary on a 60-year-old New Mexico matchmaker who finds Mexican wives for American men for a fee.

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12 March 2005 (USA)  »

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O cowboy tis agapis  »

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$4,438 (USA) (10 February 2006)


$4,438 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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Excellent Comedy about a Cowboy turned match-maker can't manage his own love life
31 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As New York Observer's senior Critic Andrew Sarris puts it: "Michèle Ohayon's Cowboy del Amor turns out to be one of the sweetest, funniest and most enjoyable nonfiction films you are likely to see this year. " Cowboy Del Amor is a must see! It's funny, colorful, enjoyable for the entire family.

Mr. Sarris describes it best: ". I don't know how or where Ms. Ohayon found her hero, protagonist and prime mover, but there he is: Ivan Thompson, a 65-year-old cowboy with the unlikeliest of occupations—one that has earned him the self-coined nickname of "Cowboy Cupid." What he does is find Mexican brides for middle-aged American men who have soured on American women. His clients include Rick, a long-distance truck driver and ex-Marine, and Lee, a still-hopeful 70-year-old Vietnam veteran. Rick and Lee each pay $3,000 to Ivan for a 600-mile bus ride to the heart of Mexico in search of true and lasting love. Marriage is the only option for both parties—Ivan has no patience for men who just want a little quick sex. He turns out to be the most unexpectedly moral of matchmakers."

You can rent it on Netflix.com or buy it on Amazon.com Highly recommended!

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