The Odd Couple

Neil Simon has a special genius for finding the great hilarity in ordinary people doing everyday things. Like two divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment. That’s the premise of The Odd Couple, though there’s nothing odd in the casting of two Oscar®-winning talents like Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau. The two veteran funnymen work together with the precision timing of a vaudeville team, but always with bright spontaneity. Lemmon plays fussy Felix, fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. Matthau is Oscar, who wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado. An enduring and endearing picture, with the intelligence on usually misses in comedies.

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  1. Fun to watch a fraternity of truly caring ❤ guys bantering around a card table. Timeless movie 🎥 Neil Simon great writer and theme song 🎵 is a great tune.

  2. The fact it was summer, they're in a sky rising apartment sweat on their faces, squabbling about ethic manners to the game-
    Lol 😂…wonderful step back into our past!

  3. Jack Lemmon is fantastic.
    The Apartment is certainly
    In my top 5 favorite movies.
    Days of wine and roses affecting.
    I saw this when I was a boy, hilarious
    was the way I remember it. But this
    is like watching a stage play

  4. Jack Lemon, or is it Tony Randall?, was probably playing the fastidious gay guy. In those days gay guys were still deep in the societal closet, and playwright Neil Simon may have written him as "neat and fastidious" as the only way he could write a Broadway play for the main stream and also go big as a television show and get it approved by Hollywood execs.

  5. One of the classics for sure, and the memories flowing again — to see a snap shot (even if only presented in a movie) of NYC from that period. Now in 2022, so many decades ago …

  6. You can tell it was a stage play first. The writing and acting has to be top-notch for a play to work. This movie had it! Only movie in recent times that comes anywhere close to exploring issues in men's friendships in such an effective way was 2005's "Sideways," with Paul Giamatti.

  7. I saw this in a Midnight Movie theater around 1975 and thought it was one of the funniest movies I'd seen at that point. The scene in the deli when Felix was clearing his sinuses had me laughing so hard, I thought for sure I was going to get kicked out of the theater. Did I mention I smoked some hash prior to going ?

  8. I've seen this movie countless times, but just noticed for the first time today that there is a mistake in the opening credits……..
    the opening credits say copyright MCMXLVII which is the year 1947. It should read MCMLXVII for 1967.

  9. In some parts of the movie is funny now and it wasn't funny then. I'm talking about the maid cleaning the room and then lighting up a cigarette. I didn't realize the show Odd Couple apartment so closely to the movie apartment.

  10. I'm 61 now, watched the tv series the odd couple, but this movie is the original, but I wonder now, at my age and the way the world is today, people hating everything and everybody, especially anything to do with American culture, saying everything is racist, that anything American is bad, why do I cry when I see and watch a simple play, this simple movie, remembering of times gone pass, my life, my history, …..there is something great in its simplicity, in its love towards people.

  11. Saw the TV show. Saw bits and pieces of this movie on broadcast TV over the years, but this is the first time seeing this in its entirety. Great acting by all.


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