Monday, March 05, 2007

Crossing Delancey




I love this film. I love Amy Irving. I love Peter Riegert. I love "Bubby." I DON'T LOVE THE MATCHMAKER.

But Sylvia Miles, who plays matchmaker Hannah Mandelbaum, has this wonderful line in the film: "Ya look, ya meet, ya try, ya see."

It applies to just about everything in life and is worthy of being remembered.

10 comments:

RaggedyMom said...

It is a great movie. For many years, my father's appliance business was on the Lower East Side (now they're in Long Island City) and he remembers when they were filming the movie in the area.

Elie said...

I love that movie too - and it's certainly not a "guy movie" either. See, I'm not just a stereotype!

On a related note I once read that Spike Lee catagorized Crossing Delancey as "one of the most racist movies" he had ever seen. Seems utterly bizarre; where the heck was there *any* racism in that movie?

orieyenta said...

I just watched this movie for the FIRST time. Loved it!

Danny said...

I LOVE this movie! What the hell is Spike Lee talking about? I hate when Amy Irving falls for that pretentious author and I agree that Sylvia Miles' line should be our motto through life. "Ya look, ya meet, ya try, ya see." Brilliant. I thought Suzzy Roche's scene (of the famous group, "The Roches") was very touching.

Always go for the Pickle Man.

Rhea said...

I've seen it a couple of times. I like it, too.

cruisin-mom said...

I LOVE (can't type that big enough) this movie!!! I could watch it a 1000 times...I never want it to end. Thanks for reminding me about this movie...it is up there with my other fav...When Harry Met Sally

Sweettooth120 said...

I think of this movie every time I go and explore the lower East Side in NY.

It's funny, when this movie came out, I had long curly hair and I would get these comments from time to time that I looked like Amy Irving. But truthfully, I didn't look anything like her - she's beautiful and well, I had brown curly hair. :)

Crossing Delancey is a great flick. Have you seen the Brazilian movie - Bossa Nova? It's an adorable film that she is in.

Elie said...

I know I heard the Spike Lee quote some years back but can't find any substantiation on line. Hopefully it was an urban legend.

The only scene in that movie that might be perceived as touching on race, is the one with the African-American woman talking in the steamroom about finding a blond hair on her husband's collar. But that one throwaway bit of dialogue hardly makes the movie as a whole "racist".

Val said...

yes, thanks for the reminder... sweet, sappy movie - love Amy Irving!

torontopearl said...

Thanks, all, for your comments. I didn't realize this film touched a nerve/plucked a heartstring for so many people.