Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber’s own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple (Carla Gugino & Matthew Lillard) from Seattle, presumably there to interview him about his colorful life as a dancer in the 1960s. 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, Match moves masterfully between razor-sharp comic banter and heartrending poignancy. Director Stephen Belber stops by Film School for a conversation on adapting his own play for the big screen.
“…this is Stewart’s show, and it’s a dynamite role for anyone, never mind the screen’s beloved Professor Xavier.” – The Playlist
“Stewart is given the role of a lifetime… a simply unforgettable performance. A must see.” – Pete Hammond, Deadline