The Matchmaker
The Matchmaker (1997)

Mark Joffe directed this romantic comedy about a Massachusetts Senator's political aide (Janeane Garofalo). Sent to Ireland to locate Irish ancestors who could provide a re-election boost, she happens to arrive during the middle of the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 14, 1999
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69%


Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

There are two reasons to see "The Matchmaker" and neither involves the two characters at the center of this far-fetched romantic comedy.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

A comedy of minimal charm

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

By-the-book romantic comedy with great scenery, cute story, and engaging characters.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Garofalo's good, but the Celtic charm is laid on way too thick.

Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record

Good premise. Stinky execution. Garofalo deserves better.

Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

Surprising little romantic comedy that shows Garofalo could be a very charming movie actress if she wanted

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Garofalo's good in this, but I didn't buy the romance.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A light-hearted comedy with just the right blend of Irish blarney and romantic reversals.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Love it...
Leo L
Hilarious!
Daniel Perry
At times cheesy, clichéd and out and out hilarious, this was a fun movie to watch. The acting, actually, was surprisingly good, and for most of the quality, you… More
Sunil Jawahir
A very sweet comedy about an American who finds love in Ireland.