Crossing Delancey

Directed By: Joan Micklin Silver Starring: Amy Irving

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An independent young woman with a flourishing career finds romantic adventures when her grandmother hires a matchmaker.


Studio Warner
SKU 203380383
UPC 085391107422
UPC 14 00085391107422
Format DVD
Release Date 2/6/2007
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Love Story
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Amy Irving stars as Isabella Grossman in this enjoyable, slightly off-kilter romantic comedy from Joan Micklin Silver. A beautiful woman in her early thirties, Isabella works as the manager of New York City bookstore, putting her in contact with a wide range of stellar literary figures. Among them is Anton Maes (Jeroen Krabbe), an egotistical European poet who, smitten, offers her a job as his personal secretary. However, it becomes clear that typing and filing were not what Anton had in mind, and Isabella is soon involved with him. But her grandmother, Bubbie (Reizl Bozyk), unhappy with Isabella's unmarried status, intervenes, contracting with a matchmaker (Sylvia Miles) to introduce her to a nice Jewish man. Isabella agrees to date pickle salesman Sam Posner (Peter Riegert), and, predictably, it doesn't go too well. Naturally, things are not always as they seem, and Isabella has to rethink some of her assumptions before she can find love in this charming, old-fashioned take on romance in the 1980s.
Plot Summary
Summary A Manhattan book store manager (Amy Irving) is busy concentrating on life among the New York literati, until her European grandmother decides to mix it up by hiring a flamboyant matchmaker to find her a husband. The owner of a local pickle stand turns out to be the man of her dreams in this winning Joan Micklin Silver comedy starring Sylvia Miles, Peter Riegert, and Jeroen Krabbe.
New York Times "...A down-to-earth, contemporary outlook [combined] with the dreaminess of a fairy tale....Played charmingly and believably by [Irving]..." 08/24/1988 p.C15
Los Angeles Times "...It's at once hip and romantic, wittily sophisticated and unabashedly affectionate....Full of perfectly detailed performances..." 08/31/1988 p.C1
Joan Micklin Silver
Amy Irving
Cast & Crew
Amy Irving - Actor
David Hyde Pierce - Actor
David Wakeling - Original Music By
Joan Micklin Silver - Director
Leslie E. Rollins - Art Director
Michael Nozik - Producer
Paul Chihara - Original Music By
Peter Riegert - Actor
Raphael D. Silver - Executive Producer
Rick Shaine - Editor
Rosemary Harris - Actor
Susan Sandler - Writer
Theo van de Sande - Cinematographer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1988
Catalog ID 110742
UPC 00085391107422
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 97 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.78:1
Nominee (1989) Golden Globe, Amy Irving, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
ReviewSource Variety
Review In an unexpectedly enjoyable way, Crossing Delancey addresses one of the great societal issues of our day - the dilemma of how the 30-ish, attractive, successful, intelligent and unmarried female finds a mate she can be happy with...Off-off-Broadway fans may remember the title from playwright Susan Sandler's semi-autobiographical 1985 comedy about how her loving, old-worldly and slightly overbearing Lower East Side NY Jewish grandmother engages the services of a matchmaker to find her a suitable marriage partner...To the credit of most of the actors, the sentimentality doesn't sink the story.
ReviewRating 8
DVD, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice ...delivers some provocative observations on sexual politics...
Niki Patton, Martha's Vineyard Times A well directed and sensitive portrayal of match-making in the 20th century...

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