Crossing Delancey (1988)
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The life of an independent young New York woman is turned topsy turvy when her traditional Jewish grandmother employs a yente (professional matchmaker) to find the girl an appropriate husband. Unfortunately, the last thing the young lady wants is to be saddled with a spouse and she resists the advances of the kindly street vendor the yente appoints as her mate. But this is a romantic comedy and in time the young woman finds herself standing defenseless in the face of true love.
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Critic Reviews for Crossing Delancey
...an affable, thoroughly charming little romance that benefits substantially from Amy Irving's compelling performance.
A wonderful, refreshingly simple romantic comedy set amongst a cozy Manhattan backdrop,
The film's light tone and Amy Irving's likable performance compensate up to a point for Joan Micklin Silver's technical deficiencies.
a real charmer
Speaks softly but delivers some provocative observations on sexual politics, family pressures, loneliness, single life, love, and romantic fantasies.
A well directed and sensitive portrayal of match-making in the 20th century
Charming, almost sweet love story in which two young Manhattan natives find love in unexpected places.
Audience Reviews for Crossing Delancey
Sweet rom-com based on a play (which usually makes - as it does here - for a good script) about two Jewish New Yorkers being set up by the local match-maker. Starring Amy Irving, 12 years on from Carrie, and Peter Riegert in his appealing Local Hero era, this was the favourite film of an ex-boyfriend... awwww...More
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