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SO, SO CLOSE!,
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This review is from: Odd Couple 2 [DVD] (DVD)
The Odd Couple (the first one), has to be, in my book, and countless others too, the funniest film ever made. So, naturally, I bought the 2nd one.
Walter Matthau couldn't be anything but funny. He only has to be there to be funny and The Odd Couple 2 is no exception. He is brilliant.
But Jack Lemmon?
And Neil Simon?
Well, lets face it, Jack Lemmon has grown old ungracefully. He has a whole new array of virgin white teeth which makes him look unusually youthful around the lower jaw. This doesn't fit in with the rest of him. He is visibly not at ease making a film about being in one's dotage; maybe he prefers to be remembered as the sprightly Daphne in Some Like It Hot and the fabulously neurotic Felix in The Odd Couple 1.
And Neil Simon? Well, he has made the COLOSSAL mistake of writing into Felix's script the F word on 2 occasions. This is so totally out of place that it literally beggars belief how Simon could even come close to thinking that swearing was necessary. It goes a very miserable way to almost totally ruining the film.
Some of the old magic was there but you had to struggle to see it in the script and in in Lemmon.