Watch: Grumpy Old Men 1993 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: For decades, next-door neighbors and former friends John and Max have feuded, trading insults and wicked pranks. When an attractive widow moves in nearby, their bad blood erupts into a high-stakes rivalry full of naughty jokes and adolescent hijinks.
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The Actors are Mortal, The Comedy Eternal
The opening credits in this film roll to the tune of “Heat Wave”, and it was during a recent heat wave that I dusted off my well-worn copy of “Grumpy Old Men” and settled in to once again watch the first of four movies that made up the “second coming” of the Jack Lemmon/Walter Matthau team. To those who have not yet seen the movie, (yes, there may be a few) it was set (and filmed) in snowy Minnesota, which give the film an authentic small town feel that the talented set designers of Hollywood would be hard pressed to duplicate. From the stars’ first lines in the film (“‘Morning ****head”, “Hello moron”) we know what to expect, and the movie doesn’t disappoint us. The verbal sparring between Max and John continues non-stop through 100+ laugh filled minutes. Both the plot and the ending are not quite believable, but who really cares? For those who want reality, there are many depressing films out there, not to mention the news- papers and CNN. I have never read if all the cast members were the first choices for the parts, but every one of the cast fits their roles perfectly. Ann-Margret has evolved from her dancing, grinding “sexpot” image in the 60’s to a wonderful, natural actress. Burgess Meredith….what can I say? He’s perfect as John’s father, a crusty, lovable old man. The interplay between Jack and Burgess is so easy, and why not? Who better to play a 94 year old than the 80+ year old Meredith. While Burgess is lovable, Daryl Hannah is lovely. As John’s daughter Melanie, I have never seen her look more beautiful and heart-melting as she does in this picture. Ozzie Davis, Kevin Pollak, and Buck Henry round out the cast, and bring their many talents to the picture. While much has been written about the comedy, very little is said about the realistic side of “Grumpy Old Men”. There are a few fleeting scenes that reveal the heartache and loneliness of growing old. And John’s dealings with the I.R.S. in the movie, while hilarious, points out what can happen when the machine-like IRS process starts to roll over an individual not caring about the human-real life side of the situation. The only “downer” for me in again watching this movie is the knowlege that the string is over. Walter and Jack and Burgess are gone. I can’t watch this movie without feeling just a tinge of sorrow. When most actors their age pass on, we feel sorrow, and then watch their classics from decades ago. With Walter and Jack the best was yet to come. I have read elsewhere that scripts were in the works for “Grumpy Old Men 3” and “Odd Couple 3”. Who knows how many more successful films this brilliant team could have made together. I doubt if the formula for their success would have grown stale, because both Walter and Jack no longer acted….their roles where just an extension of themselves.
Whether it be Grumpy or Grumpier Old Men, “Odd Couple II”, or “Out to Sea” we were as much visiting with old friends as we were watching a movie. Old friends get more endearing with age, and we would have never tired of new visits from them, no matter what the role. Burgess, Jack, and Walter…..wherever you are…thanks for the laughs you’ve given us over the years. You made us feel good, which is the best epitaph anyone could wish for.
The Magic of Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau!
‘Grumpy Old Men’ is a film that gives us the pleasure to watch, Two Unforgettable Actors like Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau together! This Aged-Comedy, is really funny & supremely acted!
‘Grumpy Old Men’ Synopsis: A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.
‘Grumpy Old Men’ is an entertaining watch, that offers some really funny sequences. Also, the hilarious confrontations between Lemmon & Matthau, stand out. Mark Steven Johnson’s Screenplay is lively & engaging. Donald Petrie’s Direction is decent. Cinematography & Editing, are satisfactory.
Performance-Wise: Lemmon & Matthau are genuinely lovable as arch enemies. Both of the legendary actors plays their parts, flawlessly & leave you in awe of them. And, Their On-Screen Chemistry, is superb. Ann-Margret does very well. Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis & Burgess Meredith lend good support.
On the whole, Watch it for the sheer magic of Lemmon & Matthau!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 43 min (103 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Donald Petrie
Writer Mark Steven Johnson
Actors Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm