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The Odd Couple Movie Review Summary

Actors: Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon

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Walter Matthau plays traditional impatient slob Oscar Madison in this box-office classic. He has been divorced from his wife for a time and is quite often being reminded that he is late in alimony payments. The movie itself reevolves around a series of poker games, but the real comedy ensues after the gang has gone home. During the first game, Felix Ungar (Jack Lemmon) comes in, very depressed and upset. His wife has just said she wants to divorce him. Felix is a very neat, very organized house-husband, who just loves to cook and clean. The men of the poker game worry over him, and Oscar offers to share his apartment.
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    The real comedy in this movie comes as a result of Oscars invitation. The two opposites react to each other just like a married couple, and produce the funniest situations available in a comedic performance. Between Felix's cleaning and crying, and Oscars grouching and slovenly behavior, every fight is guaranteed to bring a laugh.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Comedy or Parody about    -   married couple fighting How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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