As a senator’s aide who’s dispatched to Ireland to locate her boss’ distant relatives for a touching reelection photo op — but instead winds up trapped in a local matchmaking festival — irrepressible wiseacre Garofalo seems continually on the verge of tossing the script of The Matchmaker, this frothy romantic comedy into the County Galway distance and improvising her way into a tougher, funnier movie. Yes, her goofy-in-love smile is fetching, but here you can almost feel her gritting her teeth through it. No more Sandra Bullock roles, please. C-
The MatchMaker As a senator's aide who's dispatched to Ireland to locate her boss' distant relatives for a touching reelection photo op — but instead winds up...The MatchMakerComedy, RomanceR As a senator's aide who's dispatched to Ireland to locate her boss' distant relatives for a touching reelection photo op — but instead winds up...1998-02-20
Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Denis Leary, Milo O'Shea, David O'Hara; MPAA Rating: R
Posted February 20 1998 — 12:00 AM EST
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