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Crossing Delancey

  • 97 mins
  • Directed by Joan Micklin 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 Micklin 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.

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