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Match (2014)

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As a Juilliard professor is interviewed by a woman and her husband for her dissertation on the history of dance in 1960s New York City, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit.

Director:

Stephen Belber

Writer:

Stephen Belber

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Tobi Powell
Carla Gugino ... Lisa Davis
Matthew Lillard ... Mike Davis
Jaime Tirelli ... Raul
Maduka Steady ... Cabbie
Daphne Fernberger Daphne Fernberger ... Jenny Q
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Daryl
Gregory Korostishevsky ... Driver
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Trujillo
Rob Yang ... Jim
Marina Verriest Marina Verriest ... Julliard Pianist
Alexander Anderson Alexander Anderson ... Dancer
Corwin Barnette Corwin Barnette ... Dancer
Troy Herring Troy Herring ... Dancer
Kristina Bentz Kristina Bentz ... Dancer
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Storyline

Tobi Powell (Sir Patrick Stewart), an aging Juilliard dance professor with a colorful and international past, is interviewed by a woman and her husband (Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard) for a dissertation she's writing about the history of dance in New York City in the 1960s. As the interview proceeds, it becomes increasingly clear that there are ulterior motives to the couple's visit. Explosive revelation is followed by questions about truth versus belief. It is a story about responsibility, artistic commitment, and love.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual dialogue and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

14 January 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Матч See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,355, 6 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,041, 8 February 2015
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The main character of Tobi is also the same name of Stephen Belber's son, Tobi Belber. See more »

Quotes

Tobi Powell: [taking Lisa's coat] Oh, my god, this is softer than a baby's ass!
[Lisa chuckles]
Tobi Powell: Oh! Was that inappropriate?
Lisa Davis: Oh, not at all.
Tobi Powell: I know *nothing* about baby asses. It just seemed like a nice image.
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Soundtracks

Senza Un Perche
Written by Emma Tricca and Bruno Dorella
Performed by Emma Tricca and Ronin
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Journey into the Past
20 October 2014 | by tigerfish50See all my reviews

A 40-something couple from Seattle arrives in New York to interview a flamboyant bi-sexual 70-something ballet teacher about his long career for a dissertation on classical dance. As the questions probe deeper, they begin to focus upon the man's relationship with a ballerina, with whom he'd enjoyed a brief affair many years previously. Before too long it becomes obvious this romance is the focus of the interviewers' interest, and their inquiries soon take a detour into uncomfortable territory.

Each of the three characters attracts both sympathy and antipathy at various times, with the dialog crackling with wit, pathos and hostility as the story changes direction, tone and pace like a switchback ride. The narrative journeys through several different zones of the emotional spectrum until it eventually arrives at a satisfying conclusion. The three actors turn in excellent performances, and 'Match' provides sophisticated entertainment along with some thought-provoking insights about making art. Hopefully it will do well, and encourage producers to make more films of similar intelligence.


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