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Director: Joan Micklin Silver     Starring: Amy Irving
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Format: DVD
Sku: 203380383
UPC: 085391107422
UPC 14: 00085391107422
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A Funny Movie About Getting Serious.
An independent young woman with a flourishing career finds romantic adventures when her grandmother hires a matchmaker.

"...delivers some provocative observations on sexual politics...  Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
"A well directed and sensitive portrayal of match-making in the 20th century...  Niki Patton, Martha's Vineyard Times

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, English, Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 2/6/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 97 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1988
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 110742
Video UPC UPC: 00085391107422
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Amy Irving
Video Cast Info David Hyde Pierce
Video Cast Info Peter Riegert
Video Cast Info Rosemary Harris
Video Cast Info David Wakeling - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Joan Micklin Silver - Director
Video Cast Info Leslie E. Rollins - Art Director
Video Cast Info Michael Nozik - Producer
Video Cast Info Paul Chihara - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Raphael D. Silver - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Rick Shaine - Editor
Video Cast Info Susan Sandler - Writer
Video Cast Info Theo van de Sande - Cinematographer
Plot 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.


Nominee (1989)
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Amy Irving, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical

Professional Reviews

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

Variety 8 of 10
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.

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