1997, Movies

The MatchMaker (1997, Mark Joffe)

This is a fairly amusing Romantic Comedy with a ridiculous premise. (But then, aren’t most romantic comedies driven by ridiculous premises?)

As an avowed Garofalo fan, it’s nice to see her in a lead role. And the rest of the cast is pretty decent too, especially the Irish half. But the film, and it’s characterizations, have rather dated. Leary’s character, meant to seem like the lowest of political operators, seems super tame 20 years later. And the world around the campaign feels similarly dated, which makes it feel a little inauthentic (which is not a problem for any of the scenes in Ireland).

I watched this weeks ago (over a month ago?) but forgot to write a review so I am forgetting the other things I thought at the time.


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