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The Matchmaker

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The Matchmaker

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
103 minutes
performer:
Anthony Perkins, Shirley Booth, Shirley MacLaine
director:
Joseph Anthony
distributor:
Paramount Studios
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

As a senator’s aide who’s dispatched to Ireland to locate her boss’ distant relatives for a touching reelection photo op — but instead winds up trapped in a local matchmaking festival — irrepressible wiseacre Garofalo seems continually on the verge of tossing the script of The Matchmaker, this frothy romantic comedy into the County Galway distance and improvising her way into a tougher, funnier movie. Yes, her goofy-in-love smile is fetching, but here you can almost feel her gritting her teeth through it. No more Sandra Bullock roles, please. C-