Grumpy Old Men

  • 12
  • Donald Petrie (1993)
  • US
  • 99 min
Grumpy Old Men
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were one of the all-time great partnerships and this engaging comedy marked their seventh screen collaboration - the first was back in 1966 in The Fortune Cookie. In this high-concept tale, they are a gentler variation on Harry Enfield's Old Gits skit - warring senior citizens whose feuding escalates as they battle for the hand of Ann-Margret. Although the script isn't quite as strong as it could be, the chemistry between the two stars is irresistible and they are matched by an equally strong supporting cast that includes Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak and Ossie Davis. It certainly struck a chord for "grey power" at the box office and was followed by a not-so-successful sequel, Grumpier Old Men, which went straight to video in the UK.

Plot Summary

Comedy drama starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. Neighbours John and Max have spent their lives as enemies, so when an attractive widow moves into a house nearby it only serves to increase their rivalry.

Cast and crew

Cast

John Gustafson
Jack Lemmon
Max Goldman
Walter Matthau
Ariel Truax
Ann-Margret
Grandpa Gustafson
Burgess Meredith
Melanie Gustafson
Daryl Hannah
Jacob Goldman
Kevin Pollak
Chuck
Ossie Davis
Elliott Snyder
Buck Henry
Mike
Christopher McDonald
Weatherman
Steve Cochran

Crew

Director
Donald Petrie

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Contains swearing.
Available on video
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy

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