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Grumpy Old Men


It’s only a so-so comedy, though it has its moments. The story is faintly ridiculous, with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon as neighbors who hate each other, play sophomoric tricks on each other, and get into a competition to see who can nail the beautiful, free-spirited new neighbor, Ann-Margret. Jack was 68, Walter was 73, and Ann Hyphen was 52. Conceivable, I guess, but hardly likely. But I couldn’t help enjoying seeing the two old pros and old friends working together near the end of their careers. Not a strong recommendation, but I had some fun.