Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace ...
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Every September, fifty thousand people from around the globe flock to the worlds largest matchmaking festival held each year in the small Irish village of Lisdoonvarna (pop. 800). Two lads ... See full summary »
Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations.
The movie 'The Matchmaker' is the story of a young man who had sad experiences on his previous relationships. He decided not to fall in love again, the best he would do is matchmake people.... See full summary »
Marcy is an assistant to Senator John McGlory, who is having problems with a re-election campaign. Desperate for Irish votes, McGlory's chief of staff Nick sends Marcy to Ireland to trace McGlory's relatives or ancestors. Marcy arrives at the village of Ballinagra when it is preparing for an annual Matchmaking Festival. A well-dressed, handsome and single young lady, she becomes the center of attention for two professional matchmakers, Dermot and Millie, as well as for bartender Sean.Written by
Ballinagra, the name of the town in the movie is a reworking on the Irish 'Baile Na Gra' which means 'Town of Love'. See more »
In a scene where the senator (still in the US) is in a limousine, there are Ivory Coast flags flying from the car (orange, white and green, rather than the green, white and orange of the expected Irish flags). As this is exactly the kind of mistake a clueless wannabe-Irish politician might make, it might have been deliberate on the part of the film-makers. See more »
One of the wife and my favorite movies. Definitely a "feel good" flick. Has many elements that could appeal to anyone that has an interesting family. The interactions between characters should bring memories of anyones family gatherings. You could recognize characters and enjoy the scenery as well as the twists and turns of the plot. Characters are real. Scenery of the Green Isle is lovely. From the locals in their attempt to make the best of their yearly chance to make a buck (pound) from the tourist visitors attending their festival. To the insensitive late comers who attempt to manipulate the events to their own advantage. The leads, Janeane Garofalo and David O'Hara are endearing as they overcome their glaring differences to fall in love. Each time we watch this we come away from it with smiles and look forward to seeing it again.
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