DVD - 2015
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Toby is an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple from Seattle, presumably there to interview him about his colorful life as a dancer in the 1960's. As Tobi spins salacious tales from his former career, an ulterior motive for the couple's visit emerges, forcing the trio to confront a secret that may connect them all. Driven by Stewart's tour-de-force performance, it moves masterfully between razor-sharp comic banter and heartrending poignancy
Publisher: [New York, NY] : IFC Films, 2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 minutes) : sound, color ; 12 cm
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.40:1),24 fps
video file,DVD video,Region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 030306941899


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Feb 27, 2018

This film was fascinating, highly enjoyable, profound, and ultimately moving; definitely powered by Patrick Stewart's fascinating portrayal of Tobi. I enjoyed Tobi as his vulnerability was exposed, and his ability to appreciate what he called "the diversity of life", even in such peculiar circumstances. From just his perspective, what a sudden "intrusion" on his weekend, and yet he has what perhaps we could call the grace of a ballerina to say, "well, I didn't have much to do this weekend" or something to that effect. And some of the concluding scenes on the rooftop were very moving. I also quite appreciated Tobi's sense of humour and wit.

Carla Gugino as Matthew Lillard's wife (playing the couple) was a quite worthy counterpart for Patrick Stewart for much of their intimately 'romantic' moments, as they wrestled with what had happened and their lives in general. Matthew Lillard was less graceful but I guess that wasn't the point of his role. It came together to form an excellent little movie that mostly took place in Tobi's apartment for a two-hour run-time. Quite excellent, with good meaning to take from it.

Always touching is the portrayal of human brokenness and need for reconciliation, however that manifests itself

Apr 13, 2017

KCLS patron comments are right on! Patrick Stewart is wonderful in "Match", but so is the rest of the small cast. The script is so well written that you will be captivated from beginning to end. Few movies are as moving as "Match"! You won't forget this film!

Mar 14, 2017

wonderful movie about family - lost - found - or not

Dec 21, 2016

A really good little film. A few beautiful lines and moments. Holds tension balanced with humor. I hope this film gains a larger audience.

Apr 21, 2016

Patrick Stewart is the star. The viewer gets a real understanding of his life -- past and present. His character undergoes a profound change by the end.

The other two characters were okay. Lillard's character felt like he didn't belong.

Interesting story with mismatched pieces that ends up working as a whole.

Feb 29, 2016

I noticed this movie as a preview for another one and a bit of a Star Trek fan! I watched it with a very open mind and it really was a well played out, thought provoking film with many twists & turns. Just three main characters but the focus is with Patrick Stewart.

Feb 28, 2016

Worth a watch.

Feb 21, 2016

Wonderfully done, with a couple great twists at the end. Stewart is wonderful, as always, and the two supporting players do a good job, but aren't brilliant. A bit of an emotional roller coaster, and probably more information than millennials want about their parents' sex lives in the 70s.

Oct 03, 2015

It's obvious this was adapted from the stage the way the movie has been set up. I love Patrick Stewart, but I'm not totally convinced this worked as a film.

Sep 16, 2015

Script appears to have been written for a stage production as nearly the whole movie happens in one setting and with just 3 characters. Although the plot premise is a little, um, unrealistic (?) the actors give it their best and the viewer gets that rarity, an adult movie.


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Jan 19, 2016

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