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Plaza Suite (1971)




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It is not uncommon for actors to double and triple in roles while appearing in the "omnibus" plays of Neil Simon. Plaza Suite was the first film version of a Simon play to carry over the multiple-role device to the screen. Walter Matthau appears in all three one-act playlets comprising Plaza Suite, with a different leading lady in each. First we see Matthau as the husband of Maureen Stapleton, nostalgically returning to the same hotel suite where they'd spent their honeymoon 24 years earlier. Times have changed, however, and the twosome spend more timing sniping at one another than pitching woo. The second vignette casts Matthau as an effusive movie producer (lavish toupee and all) who hopes to seduce his old sweetheart Barbara Harris. The third and best sequence finds Matthau and Lee Grant playing the parents of a bride who steadfastly refuses to leave her locked room to attend her own wedding.more
Rating: PG-13 (mature thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 25, 2003
Paramount Pictures


Walter Matthau
as Sam Nash/Jesse Kipli...
Barbara Harris
as Muriel Tate
Lee Grant
as Norma Hubley
Dan Ferrone
as Bellhop
Louise Sorel
as Miss McCormack
Jenny Sullivan
as Mimsey Hubley
Tom Carey
as Borden Eisler
Augusta Dabney
as Mrs. Eisler
Alan North
as Mr. Eisler
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Critic Reviews for Plaza Suite

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mediocre Neil Simon-based flick with some frantic work by Matthau and Co.

June 13, 2008

the best way to take Neil Simon material: In short, manageable chunks

Full Review… | November 16, 2003

June 14, 2005

May 19, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Plaza Suite

the first and the last segments are the best

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Matthau is flawless in the 70's and he is great in this movie.He plays 3 different characters and they are all great.The 1st story with Maureen Stapleton is the best and most dramatic.The 2nd story is the weakest,but is still entertaing. The last story is Matthau just being pissed off and funny. If you like Matthau then this is a must-see.

cody franklin

Super Reviewer

This comedy/drama has three separate stories are linked together with the common factor of all being set at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Walter Matthau stars in all three as separate characters.

I am not a big fan of Neil Simon's writing, NO ONE talks like he writes. People who come up with smug one liners in an instant are few and far between. Often his characters come off abrasive as well. But this film has a cast that saves the trite writing and make it worth watching. Maureen Stapleton, Lee Grant and Barbara Harris are quite memorable, especially Stapleton.

James Higgins

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