I may have been born 8 years after this film was first released but that doesn't stop it being my favourite film of all time. Maybe the fact technically I am Jewish, but not practising makes me appreciate this type of humour even more.
This film tells the story of two divorcees Felix (Jack Lemmon) and Oscar (Walter Matthau). Felix splits from his wife and moves in with Oscar (Walter Matthau), and the two who initially think it is a match made in heaven soon realise that their opposing charcters don't quite suit living together. A lesson for friends out there who are also considering such a move. Felix is obsesional about all household matters. Felix is a little more "relaxed" about such matters.
The biggest shock in some ways is for the friends who appear for their weekly card game, and rather than "milk so old, it's standing in the fridge without a bottle" or "Green sandwiches which are either very new cheese or very old meat". They get sandwhiches to order, and mats for their beers. Smoking is also banned..... resulting in a unhappy friends claiming "poker was not meant to be played this way"
For me Matthau steals the show, with his blend of dead-pan humour, sarcasm and frustration, and I think that anyone who like Seinfeld, or Curb your Enthusiasm MUST.... BEG, BORROW, STEAL or even BUY this DVD.
It is a Classic that has not aged at all. It remains as funny today as they day it was released. Quite simply BRILLIANT.