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Crossing Delancey

Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey
Crossing Delancey
  • PG
  • 1h 37m
  • 1988
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Single, attractive Isabelle ("Izzy") Grossman has a rent-controlled uptown apartment and a blooming career in publishing. She also has Bubbie, a tradition-minded grandmother who's hired a matchmaker to find a husband for Izzy. There's already a prospect: the corner pickle seller?!? Amy Irving as Izzy is the radiant center of this witty charmer, and her costars strike comic sparks galore as old-world ways rub against new-world woes. Peter Riegert stars as the pickle man, Jeroen Krabbe as his rival and Sylvia Miles as the matchmaker. A veteran stage performer, 74-year-old Reizl Bozyk is an ideal Bubbie, blithely snapping off one-liners and stealing scenes in "a joy of a comedy" (Jay Carr, The Boston Globe).
© 1988 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Delightful '80s romcom has some profanity, sexuality.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Crossing Delancey is a warmhearted, engaging story of a young woman falling in love in 1980s Manhattan. It's as much about New York City as it is about Izzy Grossman. From the hallowed cubbies of one of the last independent book stores on the Upper West Side, with its poetry readings, self-absorbed writers, and eager young intellects, to the kosher kitchens, outspoken busybodies, and loving arms of an aging grandmother in a Lower East Side Jewish neighborhood, Izzy struggles to balance her own diversity. There's no overt sexuality; expect some kissing and foreplay as well as light sexual themes, references, and comic banter (infidelity and seduction included). Two young women are seen in bras and panties and later wearing towels in a sauna. A sprinkling of salty language ("hell," "a--hole," "balls," "schmuck") is heard. Characters drink adult beverages (wine, schnapps) in social settings; Izzy gets tipsy in one scene. A woman breastfeeds an infant (breast is covered) and a Jewish bris (traditional circumcision in the home) is held; the procedure is offscreen. Fine for teens and anyone else who enjoys a fairy tale romance about an independent woman determined to "have it all."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:August 24, 1988
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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