Buddy Buddy Reviews
March 1, 2010
The weakest of the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau movie pairings I've seen. It has one or two funny moments, but overall both actors are underutilized, the script is weak, the story is cliched except for it's far-too-abrupt ending, and the characters are *too* bizarre and caricatured for us to do much but just stare at them in confusion. Far from a great film.
March 28, 2008
The hilariuous team of Matthau and Lemmon delivers again. Directed by Billy Wilder, this one will have you rolling in the aisles.
November 17, 2014
Another Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau vehicle. This was one of the more racy ones; with cursing and nudity. Also, subject matter was pretty dark compared to their other works, which always makes me remember it. A lesser known and underrated gem.
March 24, 2011
This is the only Lemmon-Matthau movie I have not seen. Tough to find, only available on VHS
June 13, 2014
I wanted to like this, but in spite of a few bright spots it's mostly pretty bad. It's hard to believe this was actually directed by Billy Wilder, who co-wrote with his frequent writing partner IAL Diamond. Matthau is a crotchety hit man, Lemmon is a neurotic would-be suicide. They keep crossing paths in ways that are evidently meant to be funny but are mostly just annoying. Wilder comes off at some times like a hopelessly out-of-touch, embittered old goat and at others like a bad imitation of himself. This is probably the lousiest film of his career, and he knew it. Even the presence of the magnificently crazy Klaus Kinski does little to liven up the dreary proceedings. Not really worth your time, unless you're a Wilder completist.
September 3, 2012
Not as good as the Odd Couple but even to watch this duo was amazing .
June 5, 2010
Buddy , Buddy is an american version of Francis Veber's play L'emmerdeur. It would be just perfect if there wasn't that unnecessarily vulgar sequence in the sex hospital. But aside from that this is the movie that should never be forgotten.