Tag Archives: Jack Lemmon

Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple II - * * *

Since 1966, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon have collaborated eleven times (remarkably, over half of those films have been in the last seven years). However, most of their recent work has hearkened back to their cantankerous relationship in 1968’s The … Continue reading

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Out to Sea - * *

Out to Sea is the latest collaboration of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. It is strictly middle-of-the-road fare, not up to par with their recent “Grumpy” outings, but not a complete waste of time, either. Walter Matthau plays Charlie, a … Continue reading

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Hamlet - * * * *

Kenneth Branagh delivers an excellent uncut adaptation of William Shakespeare’s most famous play. Branagh directs and stars as Hamlet, the Danish prince. Julie Christie plays Queen Gertrude, and Derek Jacobi is Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle, now king. The casting follows the … Continue reading

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My Fellow Americans - * * 1/2*

Director Peter Segal manages to draw a few laughs out of a film that might have been titled Grumpy Old Presidents Hit the Road. Republican Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon) and Democrat Matt Douglas (James Garner) are longtime political rivals, each … Continue reading

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The Grass Harp - * * 1/2*

The Grass Harp is a lightweight but well performed coming of age tale set in a small southern town. A young boy, Collin (played at various ages by Grayson Fricke and Edward Furlong), is orphaned, and left to be raised … Continue reading

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Getting Away with Murder - 1/2*

Hopelessly tasteless comedy that gets off on the wrong foot and never recovers. Dan Aykroyd is a hopelessly moralistic ethics professor who discovers that his neighbor, Jack Lemmon, may be a notorious Nazi mass-murderer. In a sense of indignant outrage, … Continue reading

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Grumpier Old Men - * * 1/2*

Amusing comedy that surpasses the original, but doesn’t aim for much. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau reprise their title roles as the argumentative curmudgeons. This time out, Lemmon has married Ann Margaret, and the weather has warmed up, but everything … Continue reading

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