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PG-13| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary
John Gustafson (Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (Walter Matthau) are two curmudgeonly neighbors who have been at each other's throats for years. The rivalry of the former friends intensifies when Ariel (Ann-Margret) comes along and provides a love interest for both of them. When Max finds out that John is experiencing family troubles and financial ruin, however, he steps in to help. Their bond is further cemented when John has a health scare and Max makes the ultimate sacrifice for his friend.

Cast: Jack Lemmon , Walter Matthau , Ann-Margret , Daryl Hannah , Buck Henry , Burgess Meredith , Kevin Pollak , Ossie Davis

Director: Donald Petrie

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Home Vídeo

Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Release Date: December 25th, 1993|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • 63
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Old age is seen from a sentimental distance; interaction between characters often rings false; and Ariel is an indistinct, happy idiot. The impression that comes across is of a writer who cares but doesn't really know what he's talking about. [25 Dec 1993, p.E1] show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    The film barely skims the grimmer realities of growing old - sickness, money problems, loneliness and death. Still, you couldn't think of two better Grinches to spend the holiday with than Lemmon and Matthau. [23 Dec 1993, p.5D] show more

  • 60
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Despite the numerous predictable jokes about geriatric sex, the movie is very appealing for numerous surprising reasons. Many of them have to do with ice fishing in Minnesota. [9 Dec 1993, p.A14] show more

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Annette Bourdeau on Nov 11th, 2010 7:00PM

Ah, curmudgeons. They've been a Hollywood staple since the dawn of movies, and Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau perfected the cinematic archetype in their aptly titled 'Grumpy Old Men.' We've grown to...

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