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Crossing Delancey

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Delightful '80s romcom has some profanity, sexuality.

Movie PG 1988 97 minutes
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A smart romantic-comedy that remains charming and fresh decades after it was made is a rare treat; Amy Irving and a delightful company of actors make it happen in this movie. Director Joan Micklin Silvers' characters and settings are rich examples of 1980s New York City -- the "bookish" set and the recent Jewish émigrés who arrived before and after World War II. It's a transitional film as well. Released on the heels of the 1970s women's rights movement, Izzy is a new breed of woman: ambitious, loving the career she's forged all by herself, and keeping romantic entanglements either casual or lusting from afar. In the 1980s finding a balance among love, marriage, and independence was a new phenomenon; Silver brought that paradox to the screen. It's a simple story, in its way wonderfully predictable. No other ending would have been right for Izzy. A wonderful film for families to watch together, especially for teens who like romance that feels real and has a beating heart at its core.

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