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The Odd Couple II



The Odd Couple II
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My problem with The Odd Couple II is that I just don't like geezer comedies. In fact, I don't see how anyone who is less than sixty years old could. ( Although I enjoyed the TV show, I don't think this movie does the show justice.)

Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) and Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) are, of course, the odd couple. On the show, they were roommates; now, apparently, they haven't seen each other in seventeen years and are brought back together only because Felix's daughter and Oscar's son are getting married. Naturally, they start grating on each other's nerves right away. Laid back slob Oscar absentmindedly forgets Felix's suitcase. Felix is apparently allergic to everything he comes in contact with, because he's hacking, coughing, and sneezing every place he goes - you have to wonder if he isn't just allergic to himself!

I'm afraid that unlike many devoted older fans that found Lemmon and Matthau tremendously amusing, I just couldn't get into it. There were a few mildly diverting scenes, but nothing spectacular.

My Rating = Two Stars

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