Pete 'n' Tillie Poster

Release Date: 1972

PG|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Pete (Walter Matthau) and Tillie (Carol Burnett) are middle-aged and meet at a time in their lives when both have developed a layer of cynicism about love and relationships. Wisecracking Pete hides behind an almost pathological need to tell jokes, while Tillie is a bit too uptight to let herself go. Gradually, through various ups and downs, they become a couple, get married -- despite Pete's reservations -- and have a child. After tragedy strikes, their marriage is tested.

Cast: Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett, Geraldine Page, Barry Nelson, Rene Auberjonois, Lee Montgomery, Henry Jones, Kent Smith

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Marriage, Amusing, Husband, Wife, Witty, Sacrifice, Emotional, Son, Transformation, Love, 1970s

Awards

Winner Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical