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In the not-too-grand tradition of "Caddyshack II," "Son of the Pink Panther," and "Blues Brothers 2000" they waited too long. And like the others, they shouldn't have even bothered. Oscar (Matthau) and Felix (Lemmon) reunite when their respective kids (Silverman as Oscar's son, Waltz as Felix's daughter) marry. Meeting at LAX, the duo immediately falls into the old routine of annoying each other and, this time out, the audience. Simon fills his script with leftover road movie cliches and vaudeville jokes, leaving Lemmon and Matthau nothing to do but mug and yell. Since almost everything these two have done together since the original has been a de facto sequel, it's a shame that the real thing falls so flat.

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Available on Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screen Teams: Lemmon & Matthau, Road Trip, Buddies, L.A., Growing Older, Wedding Bells
Screenplay
Neil Simon
Cast
Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Jonathan Silverman, Lisa Waltz, Christine Baranski, Jean Smart, Barnard Hughes, Doris Belack, Ellen Geer, Jay O. Sanders, Rex Linn, Mary Beth Peil, Alice Ghostley, Rebecca Schull, Florence Stanley, Lou (Cutel) Cutell
Cinematography
Jamie Anderson
Director
Howard Deutch
Music
Alan Silvestri
Producer
Paramount Pictures

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Neil Simon's The Odd Couple 2
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Andre

Not much to say other than 'what a waste of talent'. This is the best they could come up with for Lemmon and Matthau? Neil Simon should enjoy his good years and stop making the current ones bad. This movie sucked. If Lemmon and Matthau weren't starring in it, it wouldn't even rate the film it was burned into.