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Lewis and Clark were famous comedians during the vaudeville era; off-stage, though, they couldn't stand each other and haven't spoken in over 20 years. Ben, Willy Clark's nephew, is the producer of a variety show that wants to feature a reunion of the classic duo. How will Ben convince the crotchety old comedians to put aside their differences before the big show? Written by
[arguing over changing a line in their sketch]
What's wrong with saying "enter" instead of "come in?"
Because it's different. Do you know why we did this sketch for 43 years, Willy? Because it's good.
And do you know why we're not doing it anymore? Because we've been doing it for 43 years.
If we're not doing it anymore, why are we changing it?
You know what's wrong with you, Lewis? You've been sitting on a New Jersey porch for too long. You're out of touch. From my window here
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Exceedingly hilarious, very warm, and one of my favorite comedies...
A hilarious Neil Simon comedy that evokes laughs from beginning to end. The late Walter Matthau is the grouchy ex-comedian who is persuaded to join together with his ex-partner (the late Oscar-winner George Burns) for a final reunion show on stage.
Benjamin Martin is Matthau's agent and nephew, and the two have just as much chemistry as Matthau and Burns. I love Matthau's grumpy character--he's just the same as he always is, and yet also very different.
Burns, as the absent-minded old man, is just as funny as Matthau.
Matthau: Want some crackers? I've got coconut, pineapple and graham.
Burns: How about a plain cracker?
Matthau: I don't got plain. I got coconut, pineapple and graham.
Matthau: They're in the cupboard in the kitchen.
Burns: Maybe later.
Or how about this:
Matthau: When I did black, the whites knew what I was saying!
You've got to see it in the movie to understand it!
All in all, a refreshingly hilarious, sweet, heartfelt, warm, believable character comedy with a heart and some of the most memorable quotes of all time.
They just don't make them like this anymore! In a time when all the newest comedies are crude, juvenile and stupid, this leans back towards the tender core of what comedy really is--funny characters, smart and funny dialogue, and grand entertainment.
One of the best buddy comedies of all time, right up there with "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Lethal Weapon," and "The Hard Way."
You may have a hard time finding this for rent or on TV, but trust me, it will be worth your time!
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