28 Nov 2023
- 97 mins
- Directed by Joan Micklem Silver
- Cast includes Amy Irving and Peter Riegert
- Cert PG
Isabelle (Amy Irving) is perfectly content with her life working in a New York bookshop. But her grandmother has other plans and puts her destiny in the hands of a Jewish matchmaker. Enter her first proposal: pickle shop owner Sam (Local Hero’s Peter Riegert). Initially sceptical, she soon finds tenderness and joy in Sam. But has she realised what she has too late?
As sharp as a well-brined pickle, Joan Micklem Silver’s romance (based on Susan Sandler’s play) is a beautiful tribute to New York’s Jewish community, a rich portrait of a woman’s right to choose her own destiny, even if it’s only two blocks from her house.