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Grumpy Old Men (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 December 1993 (USA)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

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Storyline

John and Max are elderly men living next door to each other. They're continuously arguing and insulting each other, and have been this way for over 50 years. One day, Ariel, moves into the street. Both men are attracted to her, and their rivalry steps up a gear. Written by Rob Hartill

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A fifty-year fight. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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25 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Dois Velhos Rabugentos  »

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£734,203 (UK) (17 June 1994)
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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were strongly considered for the roles of John and Max, respectively, but both declined because of Martin's frail health which prevented him from taking the role. Martin died in December of 1995, right around the exact same time that this movie's sequel, Grumpier Old Men (1995) was released in theaters. See more »

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John states that he was a teacher at Wabasha High for 30 years. Though Wabasha does have a high school, it combines with the town of Kellogg to create Wabasha-Kellogg High School. See more »

Quotes

Max Goldman: Who's the guy yakkin' at your door?
John Gustafson: Just mind your own business, will ya?
Max Goldman: Mind your own business, will ya? Mind your own business. Why don't you tie your shoelace, you'll fall on your stupid head.
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A very fun and sweet film
9 December 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I don't know why, but I recently had Grumpy Old Men stuck in my head, I saw it when I was 8 years old with my grandparents, but I figured that I should watch it again before I would comment on it, since your opinion changes when you grow up. So, I rented both Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men and I was excited to see a decent rating on IMDb, and I love Walter Matthau, so this was a film to look forward too. Well, I finished it this morning and I have to say that it had it's good laughs along with a very heart warming story for the holidays.

John and Max are two former friends turned enemies and have been feuding for a long time, we don't really know why at the beginning of the film. When they see a new neighbor moving in on the street, a very attractive older woman named Ariel. Now the boys have something new to fight over and are competing for her love. But it almost drives them crazy how much they keep playing tricks on each other and can they realize that it's finally time to grow up and act their ages or will they stay as grumpy old men?

This was a very charming and lovely movie that could melt anyone's heart and make them laugh at the same time. I really do miss the comedies like this since a lot of films are more aimed for a younger generation, I may be 21, but I need the grown up comedies just as well as the one's for today, we need a balance, you know? But I would highly recommend Grumpy Old Men for a little laugh and a good film to watch for an afternoon.

7/10


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