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Match (2014)

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As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960s New York City, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit.


Stephen Belber


Stephen Belber
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Tobi Powell
Carla Gugino ... Lisa Davis
Matthew Lillard ... Mike Davis
Jamie Tirelli ... Raul
Maduka Steady ... Cabbie
Daphne Fernberger Daphne Fernberger ... Jenny Q
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Daryl
Gregory Korostishevsky ... Driver
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Trujillo
Rob Yang ... Jim
Marina Verriest Marina Verriest ... Julliard Pianist
Alexander Anderson Alexander Anderson ... Dancer
Corwin Barnette Corwin Barnette ... Dancer
Troy Herring Troy Herring ... Dancer
Kristina Bentz Kristina Bentz ... Dancer


Tobi Powell (Sir Patrick Stewart), an aging Juilliard dance professor with a colorful and international past, is interviewed by a woman and her husband (Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard) for a dissertation she's writing about the history of dance in New York City in the 1960s. As the interview proceeds, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit. Explosive revelation is followed by questions about truth versus belief. It is a story about responsibility, artistic commitment, and love.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual dialogue and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The main character of Tobi is also the same name of Stephen Belber's son, Tobi Belber. See more »


Tobi Powell: Hey Lisa, how's the hash?
Lisa Davis: It's really quite satisfying.
[Both laugh]
Tobi Powell: And... and I love satisfying people *except for that pervert across the way there*.
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Viento del Mar
Written by Lupez Nunez-Fernandez and Alasdair MacLean
Performed by Amor de Dias
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Good, but a limited amount of good.
20 January 2015 | by rprince-832-6294See all my reviews

-Match (2015) movie review: -Match is a limited release film that focuses entirely on an older dance instructor, played by Sir Patrick Stewart, who agrees to be interview by a younger couple, only to abruptly discover that they may have a very different agenda. (Nothing sinister, it's a drama, not a thriller) -Match is an example of an alright film that would be better, but really can't be because of its limitations.

-The story I thought was pretty good and deviant of cliché.

-The pace was probably too quick. With the story, it felt like a longer TV episode.

-The acting was good. Patrick Stewart did a good job, but other than learning how to dance, nothing outside of his skill set. Carla Gugino did well, but nothing beyond her usual roles. I was most impressed by Matthew Lillard, (live action Shaggy) who was really compelling and impressive.

-The characters were deep and there was a lot to either like or dislike. However there is no character that you really feel good liking.

-The music is forgettable. However playing one song twice worked in this.

-The thing I either really liked or really did not like was that the entire film takes place in like a day, and it is right to the point. It is 90 minutes of the main story.

-Match is rated-R for some language, although not heavy, and an R amount of sexual dialogue. By R standards it is not that bad though.

-Match is well acted, compelling, and has a well written story, but lacks in being anything more because of its runtime and lack of anything but the story. I will say I enjoyed it, but it is only worth watching on Netflix/Redbox. 7/10.

-Did you see Match? What did you think? Leave a comment or a like if this review helped and make sure to stay tuned for my review of The Wedding Ringer soon!

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Release Date:

14 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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$6,000, 18 January 2015

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2.35 : 1
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