Neil Simon's The Odd Couple 2 Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Neil Simon's The Odd Couple 2 the Movie

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In the not-too-grand tradition of "Caddyshack II," "Son of the Pink Panther," and "Blues Brothers 2000" they waited too long. And like the others, they shouldn't have even bothered. Oscar (Matthau) and Felix (Lemmon) reunite when their respective kids (Silverman as Oscar's son, Waltz as Felix's daughter) marry. Meeting at LAX, the duo immediately falls into the old routine of annoying each other and, this time out, the audience. Simon fills his script with leftover road movie cliches and vaudeville jokes, leaving Lemmon and Matthau nothing to do but mug and yell. Since almost everything these two have done together since the original has been a de facto sequel, it's a shame that the real thing falls so flat.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Screen Teams: Lemmon & Matthau, Road Trip, Buddies, L.A., Growing Older, Wedding Bells
Neil Simon
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman, Lisa Waltz, Christine Baranski, Jean Smart, Barnard Hughes, Doris Belack, Ellen Geer, Jay O. Sanders, Rex Linn, Mary Beth Peil, Alice Ghostley, Rebecca Schull, Florence Stanley, Lou (Cutel) Cutell
Jamie Anderson
Howard Deutch
Alan Silvestri
Paramount Pictures

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