Bruce Forer
June 13, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

I'm Not Rappaport

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B-

Every liberal cause you can think of gets an impassioned monologue in this stagy geriatric comedy by director-writer Herb Gardner (A Thousand Clowns), I’m Not Rappaport. Nat (Walter Matthau), a retired left-wing Jewish columnist, and Midge (Ossie Davis), a black building superintendent about to be cast aside by the yuppie president of his co-op, sit in Central Park and schmooze about better days. Small sentimental stories, especially those with larger-than-life performers, tend to work better on the small screen, but with this one you still won’t know whether to laugh or cry at these lovable, irascible, but ultimately annoying characters. B-

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