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The Odd Couple II (1998)

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Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.

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It has been seventeen years now since Oscar and Felix saw each other for the last time. Oscar is living in Florida, Felix in New York. One day, Oscar is called by his son Brucey who invites him to his wedding to Felix' daughter Hannah next Sunday in California. Oscar and Felix meet again at Los Angeles International Airport and take a rental car in order to go to San Malina for the wedding. The trip develops into an odyssey, starting with Oscar forgetting Felix' suitcase at the Budget station, going over to the complete loss of the directions (and the car), several difficulties with the police, a dead person, a toupee, underwear and revenge-hungry Cowboys and ending up with Felix meeting the "one and only" woman. But the wedding has to be reached on time. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Odd Couple 2: Travelin' Light  »

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$4,810,288 (USA) (10 April 1998)

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$18,878,566 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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After ten films teamed together, this film was the final feature film collaboration of actors Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. See more »

Goofs

Upon finally reaching the wedding in San Malina Felix is yelling at his ex-wife. He claims not to have seen her in half a century fifty years. Their daughter's got to be in her late twenties or mid thirties. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Madison: The wick is almost out, Felix. All I want is for the candle to glow one last time rather than curse the darkness.
Felix Ungar: It's not going out, Oscar, not yours and not mine. But I still have hope that somewhere out there we'll find the right lamplighter.
Oscar Madison: You know, we just used so many metaphors I forgot what the hell we were talking about.
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Follows The Odd Couple (1968) See more »

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
By Ennio Morricone
Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Alberto Grimaldi Productions
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Fair as a movie, bad as a sequel to the original
24 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately, I've never seen any version of the play except for the original movie, so I have little idea about the original play and the shows. But to me this movie is exactly like every other movie Matheau and Lemmon did since 1990, and it lacks the simplicity of the 1968 original which made them popular as a comedy/film duo. While the original was mainly performance and character driven, which is what made it so innovative, this one has little to do with the actual characters of Felix and Oscar and their bad chemistry together. It is more plot driven, which is what kills it. In fact, it could have been any two people with the exact same plot and nothing would change, whereas in the original the character's behaviour would have effected the plot a bit. Not only that, but there's no more satire and comments on marriage and divorce except the little bit at the end, which I felt was out of character for the play. You would think there would also be a comment on growing old and dying together, but there isn't because the plot gets in the way. Some may say that movies now have to be more plot driven and not as simplistic as they were 50 years ago, but I'd have to say they're wrong. A plot can still ruin a movie while one which is simply performance based can still make it today. Anyhow, the original is still much more popular.


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