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Patrick Stewart is great, but plot doesn't quite 'Match' him

Patrick Stewart is great, but plot doesn't quite 'Match' him

At the heart of writer-director Stephen Belber's "Match," a three-character drama based on his 2004 play, is a magisterial portrait of flamboyant loneliness by Patrick Stewart. A veteran dance teacher at Juilliard who politely declines social invitations but seems ready to burst with foppish energy inside his modest apartment, Stewart's Tobi is, in the film's first act, a character you're ready to follow anywhere, as exhausting as he is. When a smiling stranger named Lisa (Carla Gugino) arrives with her stern-looking husband, Mike (Matthew Lillard), to interview Tobi about his life as a celebrated dancer and choreographer, there's even the impulse to...

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