The original opposite comedy/buddy comedy that has since become a very familiar TV and movie trope. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are absolutely one of the best onscreen comedy teams of all time and are both wonderful in the film together, but at the same time this film should have been a whole lot funnier. I seem to remember reading that Billy Wilder was approach to write and direct the film adaptation of the Neil Simon play, and I am convinced that film would have been a classic. Instead, this story that answers the question, can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy? Wilder apparently did not take part in this film over the studio not wanting to pay his salary, but his touch of madcap comedy and sentimentality is what this film really needed. Neil Simon adapted his own play for the screen, but the film does still feel stagey and the film seemed oddly paced. Despite it's faults, Matthau and Lemmon shine and do make this film something of a minor classic.