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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
79 Ratings
79 Ratings

100% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.1/10
  • Fresh 33
  • Rotten 0

Critics Consensus:

12+ COMMON SENSE

Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 1967 Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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