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The Old Ones are the Best
on 25 May 2003
When the term 'comedy' is attached to modern films the first thought that often springs to mind is one of rude innuendoes and clichéd movie sketches. Not that this is necessarily always bad, however, but if you are the type of person who enjoys a sophisticated comedy filled with the intricacies of personal relationships, then this film is a must-see.
When Owen (Danny De Veto) and his teacher, Larry, (Billy Crystal) get their wires crossed it leads to disastrous consequences. Owen mistakenly thinks that once he has killed Larry's ex-wife then Larry will kill his mother. Of course, Larry didn't agree to this. After pushing, pestering and persistence does Larry succumb to Owen's pleading? Or is it after meeting Mrs Lift (Anne Ramsey) that perhaps Larry would enjoy to kill such a woman?
The film is filled with suspense, tension and laughter from beginning to end. This truly is comedy at its highest level!