• Grumpier Old Men (1995)

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Release Date: December 22nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

PG-13|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Elderly, angling and contentious friends Max (Walter Matthau) and John (Jack Lemmon) back-burner their bickering when their kids (Kevin Pollak, Daryl Hannah) get engaged, but fishing season opens a can of romantic worms as newcomer Maria (Sophia Loren) plans to turn their beloved bait shop into a restaurant. Botched matchmaking leads to some major romantic mix-ups, until an unexpected death in the family helps everyone realize that the most important thing in life is love.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret , Sophia Loren, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak, Daryl Hannah, Ann Morgan Guilbert

Director: Howard Deutch

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Warner Bros.

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  • Without Lemmon and Matthau, it's doubtful either "Grumpy" movie would be worth watching -- or even thinking about. But, because these two get much of their humor from reactions, the magnificent friction they create, they can say ridiculous things -- or even make up ridiculous lines (which they seem to be doing here) -- and make the scenes play. [22 Dec 1995, p.P]

  • The whole point is to reproduce the experience of the first movie (and every other Lemmon-Matthau pairing) with mechanical precision. And so it does. show more

  • Grumpier Old Men is not terrifically compelling, although it is probably impossible not to enjoy Matthau and Lemmon acting together. show more

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