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Kotch

Kotch (1971)

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For his only directorial effort, Jack Lemmon selected his old friend and habitual co-star Walter Matthau to play the central character. Joseph P. "Kotch" Kotcher (Walter Matthau) is an irksome 72-year-old who lives with his son (Charles Aidman) and daughter-in-law (played by Lemmon's wife Felicia Farr). Kotch is far from senile, but there are times that his family wishes he was a little more docile and doddering; he insists upon expressing his unwarranted opinions on all matters, both large and

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Drama, Classics, Comedy

John Paxton

Jul 6, 2004

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...very slow and very gentle...

March 28, 2014 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Walter Matthau gives a compelling, Oscar-nominated performance as a grumpy old man in this melodrama, the only film star Jack Lemmon directed.

August 3, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Great turn by Walter Matthau in aged makeup, and nicely directed by friend Jack Lemmon.

June 21, 2008
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It's very interesting to see Lemmon direct for the first and only time and decide to go with Matthau rather than an aged actor. Matthau of course always looked old but here he sometimes hits the mark and other times doesn't. I wonder if the lukewarm result prompted Lemmon not to direct anything else.
November 15, 2013
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