Cowboy del Amor

If you're looking for a wife and have $3,000, look no further than "Cowboy Cupid" Ivan Thompson, who makes a living as a matchmaker to lonely American men, driving them deep into Mexico in search of the perfect woman. One client is Rick, a truck driver who finds U.S. women "too hard to please," and Ivan gives him lots of pointers that come in handy during the courtship. Michele Ohayon, a previous Oscar nominee, directs this quirky documentary.
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Netflix Rating: 3.3
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 70%
Critics' score: 70   Audience score: 28   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

A 60-year-old eccentric with a knack for self-promotion, Thompson makes an engaging documentary subject. full review

Jorge Morales, Village Voice

This charming documentary follows Ivan Thompson, the self-proclaimed 'Cowboy Cupid,' as he finds Mexican brides for American men who feel they've exhausted their options on their side of the border. full review

Stephen Becker, Dallas Morning News

Thompson is no McNamara, and Cowboy del Amor is no Fog of War. But there is something hypnotic about this self-styled romance expert expounding on the fog of love. full review

Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

Michele Ohayon's Cowboy del Amor turns out to be one of the sweetest, funniest and most enjoyable nonfiction films you are likely to see this year. full review

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

The film doesn't quite manage to sustain interest for the duration of its 86-minute running time.

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Michèle Ohayon's documentary is a slyly insightful portrait of conflicting expectations in the search for the perfect partner.

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Every moment of this story - about America's unlikeliest matchmaker -- is fascinating. We just need more of them. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

It gently sheds light on the ways in which people seek new terrain in love when their familiar surroundings let them down. full review

Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times

Ohayon doesn't judge Thompson or his customers, but you don't need to be a Harvard-educated psychiatrist to realize that the bunch of them are dirty old men who treat women as commodities.

V.A. Musetto, New York Post
full review by Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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  • Release Year: 2005
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Available From: Dec 31, 2005
  • Queued by: 133 people
Directed By
Michele Ohayon
Ivan Thompson

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