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The Sunshine Boys

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The Sunshine Boys (Movie - 1995)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Woody Allen, Peter Falk, Edie Falco, Michael McKean, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liev Schreiber
director:
John Erman
author:
Neil Simon
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B

You could line up a cast like this only for a TV movie with golden material, and there’s no doubt Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys, a veritable comedy primer, is attractive. But the 1975 film, with George Burns and Walter Matthau as warring vaudeville comedians who reluctantly team up for one last show, still seems more modern. Woody Allen is too whiny and Peter Falk not gruff enough to make the spiffiest lines shine. B

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