The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

DVD - 2000
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Two divorced men (one is fastidious, the other is a slob) share a New York apartment.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2000
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9780792169734
0792169735
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY Odd
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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recently saw the part 2 of this one, also scripted by Neil Simon. Very good, also, but the 1 is the groundbreaker. 2 was filmed with Lemmon and Matthau advanced in age, jibing at each other constantly, while on a road trip, and a quest. 1 is limited to the apartment of the messy one of the duo (Walter Matthau); and Lemmon's character is fussy like an old fish-wife. What I am saying is, see them both, for it brings a sense of completion to the play written by Simon. This film is unusual in that the tv series derived from 1 is worthy of the writing genius of the playwright. This was probably because the casting was effective. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall were inspired choices. All these are comedy at its finest!!!

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 22, 2019

VERY GOOD 1967 film version of Neil Simon's play starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau - fun view.

britprincess1ajax Aug 04, 2016

THE ODD COUPLE really holds up as a smart dramedy (or comedy, if you want to ignore the more serious elements of the story), the basis of many dynamic duos in pop culture since. Without THE ODD COUPLE, we'd have no LETHAL WEAPON, no TOY STORY, no TWO AND A HALF MEN. The buddy genre owes much to THE ODD COUPLE. I appreciated the clever jokes and how well crafted it all is. It's as I expected, though, considering the status this film possesses still to this day. I recommend it.

seki Jun 27, 2014

The CPL copy is badly scratched. If you get it, return it and ask for a copy from another location.

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garycornell
May 25, 2014

A Five Star Comedy Classic from Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau. The remaining cast members are all great character actors and do a great job. This may be Neil Simon's most popular work of writing as it was both a hit both as a movie and a play. Most of the movie is just like the "Odd Couple TV Show" which played for years. There are so many funny situations these two characters can get into. It is the story of two completely opposite personalities living together. I can see why both men were divorced. If you haven't seen the "Odd Couple" you are missing one of our countries finest comedy classics!.

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mercedes1947
Mar 16, 2014

Must watch this movie at least once a year.

Red_Sox Apr 11, 2013

The Classic Matthau/Lemmon collaboration at it's finest.

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laustcawz Sep 18, 2013

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"It took me 3 hours to figure out that F.U. stood for Felix Unger!"

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