California Suite 1978

California Suite

Critics Consensus

Maggie Smith's acidic turn is the standout in this stacked ensemble, but broad characterizations and an unsure tone make for a disappointingly uneven adaptation of Neil Simon's episodic play.

54%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 24

45%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 2,748

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

California Suite Photos

Movie Info

Four comedic scenarios play out at a hotel in this adaptation of the Neil Simon play. Divorced couple Hannah (Jane Fonda) and Bill (Alan Alda) argue over custody of their daughter; an actress (Maggie Smith) frets over her Oscar nomination as her gay husband (Michael Caine) comes out of the closet; a businessman (Walter Matthau) finds a comatose prostitute in his bed, and two competitive doctors (Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby) settle their differences with a free-for-all tennis game.

Cast & Crew

Alan Alda
Bill Warren
Jane Fonda
Hannah Warren
Maggie Smith
Diana Barrie
Michael Caine
Sidney Cochran
Bill Cosby
Dr. Willis Panama.
Walter Matthau
Marvin Michaels
Elaine May
Mrs. Michaels
Richard Pryor
Dr. Chauncey Gump
Sheila Frazier
Bettina Panama
Neil Simon
Screenwriter
Ray Stark
Producer
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for California Suite

Critic Reviews for California Suite

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (11)

Audience Reviews for California Suite

  • May 11, 2011
    Neil Simon don't do a very good work, like another films written by he. The first hour, California Suite is nothing poignant. After, the movie get better, but the audience in that point don't want continue to watch.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    Another all-star fiasco. This movie is supposed to be funny and dramatic, but it's in fact very boring and has very little humor. There are a couple of really funny scenes, but most of the time it isn't funny at all. The only real reason to watch this is to see all the famous actors.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2008
    Good movie, GREAT cast
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    Maggie Smith and Michael Caine were amazing. She earned that Oscar.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

California Suite Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides