Wanting to avoid settling in a nursing home, Joseph Kotcher, a retired salesman, is obliged to leave his son's family. He embarks on a road trip during which he strikes up a friendship with a pregnant teenager and begins to understand the true meaning of life as he helps the girl give birth to her child.
Walter Matthau in the role only he could make so excitingly different...you'll start talking about it from the opening scene. Jack Lemmon directs. He takes his talent 'behind' the camera for the first time to add a new, fresh dimension to his brilliant career.
Did You Know?
Kotch collects old bowling pins to throw into his fireplace to keep warm. In reality, the thick plastic coatings would create smoke and noxious fumes. See more
[During the psychological exam, Kotch is shown a Rorschark ink drawing and asked to describe what he sees in it
Joseph P. Kotcher
An inexperienced spermatozoon, about fifteen years old, asking directions to the nearest fallopian tube.
Life Is What You Make It
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Marvin Hamlisch See more