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The Odd Couple (1968)

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Gene Saks

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Plot Summary

Neil Simon has a special genius for finding the great hilarity in ordinary people doing everyday things. Like two divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment. That's the premise of The Odd Couple, though there's nothing odd in the casting of two Oscar®-winning talents like Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The two veteran funnymen work together with the precision timing of a vaudeville team, but always with bright spontaneity. Lemmon plays fussy Felix, fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. Matthau is Oscar, who wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado. An enduring and endearing picture, with the intelligence one usually misses in comedies.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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  • Reviews Counted: 31
  • Fresh: 31
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The Neil Simon comedy that lit up Broadway for more than two years shines again in this flawed but still funny screen adaptation. – TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It does well as an evening's entertainment. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: For all its overfamiliarity, this is a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: ...a durable classic, the sort of comedy that doesn't try to yank laughs by cramming its fist down our throats. – Mark Bourne, Film.com, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Hilarious Classic

No words can express the hilarious classic movie that "The Odd Couple" is. A perfect chemistry and performance by Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. You'll watch this again and again. One of Neil's Simon's best play adaptations.

One of my favorites

Walter Matthau is one of my favorites actors. GREAT movie; I;m glad to be able to carry it with me on my iPod.

Classic

This movie is a classic. I'm 16 years old and I absolutely love it. I'm glad my dad showed me it.

The Odd Couple (1968)
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1968

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