Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Odd Couple (1967)

Based on Neil Simon’s outrageously funny play, Lemmon plays the fussy, clean freak Felix and Matthau plays Oscar, the complete opposite as the mess cat. Recently divorced and depressed, Felix wants to end his life, but is less than successful so he goes to his friend Oscar’s whose having his card game with the boys. When they find out that Felix’s wife has divorced him, they try to prevent him from killing himself. Oscar offers to have him stay at his apartment until he can get his life sorted out. Hilarity begins from there as the two divorced men share a New York apartment and eventually drive each other crazy, with Oscar’s messiness clashing with Felix’s neat freak habits. One of the funniest comedies I’ve ever seen, Lemmon and Matthau are great together. Starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau 8/10

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