Quite funny and not quite what I expected but lives up to its claims of being a classic.
over 6 years
A bit of fun. Good to see a genuine childish friendship between some old codgers.
Not quite the Odd Couple. Fun to see oldies getting up to (PG-rated) mischief
Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Katie Sagona, Ossie Davis, and Buck Henry. Directed by Donald Petrie, the screenplay was written by Mark Steven Johnson, who also wrote the sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995). The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri.
Retired school teacher and divorcee John Gustafson (Lemmon) and former TV repairman and widower Max Goldman (Matthau) have lived next door to each other in Wabasha, Minnesota for decades, but have not gotten along since childhood. With not much else to do with their boring and lonely single lives except watch television and fishing, Max and John compete and argue with each other on just about everything, and partake in pranking one another (icing the other's roof, throwing a dead fish in the other's car, etc.), interspersed with bits of Minnesota culture including ice fishing and polka music.