Odd Couple (1968)
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...Say No More.
|Fussy felix unger moves in with his divorced poker buddy, sloppy oscar madison. From the neil simon play.|
"...a good play, easily Simon's best, and Matthau and Lemmon inhabit it with grace and style. Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It's still the original movie that best captures the essence of the characters and story. John J. Puccio, DVD Town
"Lemmon and Mathau's finest hour. Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"Truly classic comedy in Neil Simon school with superb Lemmon and Matthau. Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
Editor's NoteNeil Simon's play comes to the screen as divorcees Felix and Oscar move in together when their marriages break up. They soon discover their personalities and housekeeping rules are explosively incompatible. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Film Editing.
The Odd Couple - DVD Review
By: Bill Gibron filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/13/2009 5:38 PM
|There was a time, a little less than four decades ago, when Neil Simon was the literary benchmark of both Broadway and the Silver Screen. After a successful stint as a TV scribe on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, the soon to be phenomenon went on to create such Great White Way staples as Barefoot in the Park, Sweet Charity, Plaza Suite, and The Prisoner of Second Avenue. In 1966, he had four shows running at once and it wasn't long before Hollywood came calling. After adapting his Come Blow Your Horn and Park for the big screen, Simon was given the complicated task of translating his mega-hit The Odd Couple as a movie....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Frank Bracht - Editor|
|Howard W. Koch - Producer|
|Neal Hefti - Composer|
|Neil Simon - Screenwriter|
|Walter Tyler - Art Director|
|Hal Pereira - Art Director|
|Robert B. Hauser - Cinematographer|
|Gene Saks - Director|
Plot SummaryAfter being thrown out of his home and marriage, fastidious Felix decides the only thing for him to do is to move in with his best friend, Oscar Madison, a divorced man living alone in an upper eastside apartment. Oscar is a total slob, with week old sandwiches under his pillows, while Felix is a compulsive cleaner, constantly vacuuming, dusting and polishing. The question is: Can these men live together with out killing each other?...
|Frank Bracht, Nominee, Best Film Editing|
Golden Globe (1969)
|Jack Lemmon, Nominee, Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy|
|Neal Hefti, Nominee, Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture|
|Neil Simon, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|
Golden Globe (1969)
|The Odd Couple, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy|