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The Odd Couple II (1998)



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Thirty years after their stint as disparate, sparring roommates, Oscar and Felix meet and drive a rental car across the desert to attend the wedding of Oscar's son Brucey. Along the way they have many misadventures, including their car breaking down and getting sprayed by a crop duster.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Neil Simon
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On DVD: Oct 20, 1998
Paramount Home Video


Jack Lemmon
as Felix Ungar
Walter Matthau
as Oscar Madison
Jonathan Silverman
as Brucey Madison
Lisa Waltz
as Hannah Ungar
Doris Belack
as Blanche
Ellen Geer
as Frances
Rex Linn
as Jay Jay
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Audience Reviews for The Odd Couple II


One of Matthau and Lemmon's last films and still very funny

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

I'm a complete-ist, so I felt I had to watch this one after loving the original. Matthau and Lemmon are fine, but the writing is atrocious. Matthau gets a few one-liners he makes work, but the script is so poor the movie should never have been greenlighted. Neil Simon wrote it? I just can't believe it, in terms of quality the contrast between this and the original is startling. I won't say a sequel should never have happened, but I will say so when this is the best ideas/writing you could come up with for it after 30 years.


This sequel to "The Odd Couple" is odd. First of all, I don't think one really needed to happen and second of all if one was meant to be made it should have been made a little earlier. The 90's did sort of overuse the dynamic duo known as Lemmon and Matthau. Even in the 80's they paired up. But with films like "Grumpy Old Men", "Grumpier Old Men", "Out to Sea" and of course "The Odd Couple II", you have to ask yourself whether or not this great comedic pair really needed to return as Felix and Oscar. Still they both have the great chemistry on screen together. Always had, but this sequel felt oddly strained to me since most of it I've seen already in "Grumpy Old Men".

The script by the great Neil Simon was very hit and miss with the jokes and the whole premise of both of them going to their children's wedding was forced. The direction and editing was pretty sloppy and there was a moment when they were walking in the desert when I almost had a brief flash back of when I saw the movie "Ishtar". The only thing worth seeing and is why I watched it is for Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. Despite this odd sequel having a crapola premise, you still gotta love these guys. I'd say watch it for them, but also check out the first movie.

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