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4.0 out of 5 stars At Odds And A Little Uneven...
Following the success of the Grumpy Old Men films, original Odd Couple writer Neil Simon, decided to bring together Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau yet again. Putting them in the roles that made them one of the greatest on screen duos of all time in the first place.
As The Odd Couple II begins, many years have passed since uncompromising slob Oscar Madison (Matthau)...
Published on March 17 2004 by T. Lobascio

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3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of a Let Down.
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are back reprising the roles they played on Broadway and on film, those of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, respectively. Lemmon and Matthau work brilliantly together and after several years of starring in "grumpy old men" comedies, this was to be their last pairing together.
It's been over twenty-five years since THE ODD COUPLE...
Published on March 11 2002 by tvtv3


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4.0 out of 5 stars At Odds And A Little Uneven..., March 17 2004
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T. Lobascio (New Jersey United States) - See all my reviews
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Following the success of the Grumpy Old Men films, original Odd Couple writer Neil Simon, decided to bring together Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau yet again. Putting them in the roles that made them one of the greatest on screen duos of all time in the first place.
As The Odd Couple II begins, many years have passed since uncompromising slob Oscar Madison (Matthau) and fuss budget and neatnick Felix Unger (Lemmon) shared, not only an apartment, but their many trials as two divorced men. After years of going their separate ways, the two are suddenly thrown together again, en route to the wedding of Oscar's son Bruce (Jonathan Silverman) to Felix's daughter Hannah (Lisa Waltz). Getting to the wedding ceremony, proves difficult for the perspective in laws, when they are forced to take a cross country trip together.
Written once again by Simon, the script has its fair share of cliches`, to be sure but the film is saved by Lemmon and Matthau. The chemistry between these two legendary comic masters is undeniable. Due to the passage of time though, Simon's follow up isn't as bitting as the original, that said, The Odd Couple II is still worth a look for those that enjoy the work of the duo. Director Howard Deutch, having worked with this team before, knows them pretty well. The original film, based on a play, never felt that way...This time out, the sequel, at times feels like an extended episode of the television incartnation.
The only bonus material on the DVD is the film's theatrical trailer. Both of these great actors are sadly no longer with us, but thankfully their work will live on, in the films they left behind. Not as good as the original film--the follow up is, nonetheless recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of a Let Down., March 11 2002
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tvtv3 "tvtv3" (St. Louis Metro East Area) - See all my reviews
Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are back reprising the roles they played on Broadway and on film, those of Felix Unger and Oscar Madison, respectively. Lemmon and Matthau work brilliantly together and after several years of starring in "grumpy old men" comedies, this was to be their last pairing together.
It's been over twenty-five years since THE ODD COUPLE and seventeen years since Felix and Oscar last spoke to each other. Felix is still in New York and Oscar is in Florida. However, the two are reunited in Los Angeles to drive together to a very special wedding: Bruce Madison (Oscar's son) to Hannah Unger (Felix's daughter). Along the way, the duo fall into all sorts of misadventures and can never seem to leave a particular small California town.
However, this wasn't quite The Odd Couple. The wit and drama that made the original so fun and entertaining to watch just isn't in this sequel. It's as though as Oscar and Felix aged, their humor staled as well. The premise of the film was so promising, but there are lots of things that just don't work. For instance, Oscar and Felix were best friends, 17 years is a long time to never communicate with one's closest and dearest friend. Still, the film does star Lemmon and Matthau and their comic chemistry is brilliant. The movie is worth watching just for that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The dynamic duo is back in their final film together, Sept. 3 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
Well they are back. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in another film together that shows how great they work together and what great comes from it as a result. And sadly, Odd Couple 2 is the last film for this dynamic duo due to Matthau's death in July of 2000. This film picks up 30 years after the original. Felix is living in NYC and Oscar in Florida, the two havent seen eachother in 17 years. But they are brought back together when Oscar's(Matthau)son is getting married to Felix's(Lemmon)daughter. They meet up at the L.A. airport to take a road trip up to where they live. Many mishaps during their trip cause for a delay of gettting their and lots of comedic fun. This film isnt the duos best, but it certainly is very good. I have never seen the 1st one and if you want to see this, u dont have to see the original. All you have to know is that Oscar Madison is a slob and Felix Unger is a neat and paranoid. And of course that they used to live together. If you are a fan of either one of these stars of them both as a duo, this is a must see. Its sad that this is their last film together. If you liked this and/or want to see anyother of their films together i would defintly reccomend Grumpy and Grumpier Old Men, and Out To Sea. Rated PG-13 for language.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Matthau-Lemmon is always a winner, but..., Oct. 22 2003
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I have to agree with others that this was a bit disappointing. I wasn't expecting something as good as the first "Odd Couple" (really, how could ANYTHING top that?) but I think it could have been better.
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are both top-notch actors just on their own, and together they are an unstoppable duo. However, in the sunset years of their lives, they made four movies that I remember: "Grumpy Old Men", "Grumpier Old Men", "Grumpiest (just kidding)", "Out To Sea", and "The Odd Couple II". All funny movies, all excellently played by our guys, but all basically the same movie with slightly different situations. I blame the writers, though, not Walter and Jack.
If you're a fan of Matthau-Lemmon movies, then you'll enjoy this one. Just don't expect anything new.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Odd Couple is Still Going Strong!, Aug. 30 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
If there's a sequel that lives up to the original movie, this is it! Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star in the incredibly funny reunion of Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, Odd Couple 2. Having performed in the stage play for which the original movie was based, I was a little sceptacle whether or not Neil Simon could write another screen play that could live up to the hilarity of the first. After viewing this movie my fears were put to rest. It was just as funny as the first ( if not funnier). Lemmon and Matthau deliver a perfect performance that stayed with in the continuity of the characters that they portrayed thirty years ago. A real laughfest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Odd Couple is Still Going Strong!, Aug. 30 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
If there's a sequel that lives up to the original movie, this is it! Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star in the incredibly funny reunion of Oscar Madison and Felix Ungar, Odd Couple 2. Having performed in the stage play for which the original movie was based, I was a little sceptacle whether or not Neil Simon could write another screen play that could live up to the hilarity of the first. After viewing this movie my fears were put to rest. It was just as funny as the first ( if not funnier). Lemmon and Matthau deliver a perfect perfromance that stayed with in the continuity of the characters that they portrayed thirty years ago. A real laughfest!
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3.0 out of 5 stars NOT AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL,BUT HAS A BETTER PLOT, April 24 1999
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Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
THIS MOVIE ALSO FUNNER TO WATCH AND FUNNIER THAN THE ORIGINAL. IT'S MAJOR FLAW IS THAT IT'S TOO MUCH LIKE THE "GRUMPY OLD MEN" MOVIES. OH WELL,FORGET IT. THE PLOT HAS TO DO WITH FELIX AND OSCAR GOING TO THEIR KIDS' WEDDING. THEY WIND UP ON MANY MISADVENTURES ON THE WAY (INCLUDING GETTING PUT IN JAIL A FEW TIMES). THE MATTHAU/LEMMON CHEMISTRY IS STILL TOP NOTCH AFTER ALL THESE YEARS AND MOVIES. SIT DOWN AND ENJOY THIS MOVIE. OH YEAH,YOU DON'T HAVE TO EVEN RENT IT IF YOU HAVE "SHOWTIME." IT COMES ON THIS MONTH. I WATCHED IT THIS EVENING.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau have done it again!, July 2 2000
Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau team up again in this teriffic comedy as the infamous Odd Couple.After being away from each other for seventeen years, Oscar Madison (Matthau) and Felix Unger (Lemmon)meet again,this time to travel to the wedding of Oscar's son and Felix's daughter. On the way they encounter tons of crazy characters and situations,after losing Felix's expensive suitcase-along with their map-and forgetting the name of the town they are driving to! This hilarious road trip is a great display of the famous team of Lemmon and Matthau
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oscar and Felix are Back, June 13 2004
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Julie A Ross (Pleasant Hill, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, two comedy greats, pair up again in this hilarious film. In The Odd Couple II, it has been 17 years since Oscar and Felix last saw each other. They are reunited to go to their children's wedding. Along the way they get arrested three times, encounter two lovely ladies Thelma and Holly, and get on each other's nerves no end. After making such a hit as Odd Couple, making a sequel was risky business, but Walter and Jack pulled it off! Sadly it would be their last film together.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Encore!, May 20 2002
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John Lease (USA) - See all my reviews
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Ce commentaire est de: Odd Couple II, the (VHS Tape)
'The Odd Couple' is a classic cornerstone of American Comedy, a sequel would seem to be a risky propostion but this one delivers with laugh out loud scenes of the mismatched duo of Felix and Oscar as they attempt to arrive on time at their offsprings wedding. Lost luggage, torched maps, wrecked rental cars and other mishaps abound but the real laughs lie in the delivery of this classic comedy team of Lemmon (as fastitious photographer Felix) and Matthau (as sloppy sports writer Oscar), a great time.
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