Nothing matches the first half hour of this film. Set in an apartment, the most unlikely couple meet, it's hate at first sight and so so funny. George gets some lines in but basically this is Barbra's finest 30 minutes. She is brilliant. The second 30 minute of this film takes us out in search of a new apartment, the film dries a bit here, but then it couldn't possibly keep up with the opening, however during the final 30 minutes it gets going again.
I have loved this film since I first saw it in the late 70's on TV. It's a simple enough story, and shows it's origins as a stage play, But George Segal and Barbara Streisand were an inspired cast that manage to lift it way higher. Even if you don't like romantic comedies just still try the first 30 minutes, you'll feel like you been in the ring with Ali, it's that breathless.
Great film, great acting, simple story....a whole barrel of laughs.