over 5 years
Lemmon and Matthau are absolute gold.
over 7 years
A comedy classic and must see for any serious fan of film.
over 7 years
Lemmon and Matthau show us how to do true situation comedy. A great sunday movie
The Odd Couple is a 1968 comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story of two divorced men – Felix Ungar, the neurotic neatfreak, and Oscar Madison, the fun-loving slob – who decide to live together, even though their personalities clash.
Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) checks into a fleabag hotel room near Times Square, Manhattan and attempts to kill himself by jumping out the window, but he can't get the window open and ends up pulling a muscle in his back. Limping back on the street he tries to get drunk at a dance bar and ends up hurting his neck when he throws down a shot. Finally, he stands on a bridge, contemplating jumping into the river.
Meanwhile, in the pig-sty Upper West Side apartment of divorced sportswriter Oscar Madison (Walter Matthau) on a hot and sticky evening, Oscar and his buddies Speed (Larry Haines), Roy (David Sheiner), Vinnie (John Fiedler), and Murray the cop...