The story of Mel and Edna (Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft), a middle-class, middle-aged, middle-happy couple living in a Manhattan high rise apartment building. Mel loses his job, the apartment is robbed, Edna gets a job, Mel loses his mind, Edna loses her job . . . to say nothing of the more minor tribulations of nosy neighbors, helpful relatives and exact bus fares. The couple suffers indignity after indignity (some self-inflicted) and when they seem on the verge of surrender, they thumb their noses defiantly and dig the trenches for battle. Written by
...and you think you've got problems.
Did You Know?
F. Murray Abraham
: As a New York taxi driver. Of the two films that Abraham appeared in in 1975, both were works by Neil Simon
, the other was _The Sunshine Boys_. See more
The apartment building's supposed address, 385 East 88th Street, is actually nearer to First Avenue than to Second. See more
I thought you wanted to do something, help him.
We *do* want to help him!
Then help him!
Not when he's sick. When he's better, we'll help him.