The Matchmaker
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An American woman on a business trip in Ireland finds love knocking at her door, no matter how sternly she refuses to answer, in this romantic comedy. Marcy Tizard (Janeane Garofalo) is an assistant to Senator John McGlory (Jay O. Sanders), a congressman from Boston in the midst of a hard-fought reelection campaign. Nick (Denis Leary), one of McGlory's advisors, thinks that it might mean some extra votes in McGlory's heavily Irish-American district if he can arrange a photo opportunity with any relatives McGlory might have in the Olde Sod, so Marcy is sent to Ireland to find any… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Billed as 'a romantic comedy for people who hate romantic comedies,' there's little here in this unremarkable film that's special enough to alter anyone's opinion."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"There are two reasons to see "The Matchmaker" and neither involves the two characters at the center of this far-fetched romantic comedy."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"A comedy of minimal charm"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"has nothing to do with the story that was later made into 'Hello, Dolly.' ... 'Hello, Blarney' might have been a better title."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"By-the-book romantic comedy with great scenery, cute story, and engaging characters."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Garofalo's good, but the Celtic charm is laid on way too thick."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Good premise. Stinky execution. Garofalo deserves better."
‑ Luanne Brown, Chico Enterprise-Record
"Perfectly affable, and there are some good laughs."
‑ Bob Satuloff, Film Journal International
"Surprising little romantic comedy that shows Garofalo could be a very charming movie actress if she wanted"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"Garofalo's good in this, but I didn't buy the romance."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A light-hearted comedy with just the right blend of Irish blarney and romantic reversals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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