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The cheerful holiday comedy Grumpy Old Men, a surprise box office smash, featured a generous dollop of raunchy, crude humor and was greatly elevated by the presence of masterful performers in the lead roles. Jack Lemmon is John Gustafson, an ice-fishing Minnesota native who has been feuding with his neighbor and former best friend Max Goldman Walter Matthau for decades. The battle of wills between John and Max is characterized by crude name calling and harmless practical jokes. Max is unaware that John is having ...
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The cheerful holiday comedy Grumpy Old Men, a surprise box office smash, featured a generous dollop of raunchy, crude humor and was greatly elevated by the presence of masterful performers in the lead roles. Jack Lemmon is John Gustafson, an ice-fishing Minnesota native who has been feuding with his neighbor and former best friend Max Goldman Walter Matthau for decades. The battle of wills between John and Max is characterized by crude name calling and harmless practical jokes. Max is unaware that John is having serious problems, chiefly that his daughter Melanie Daryl Hannah is experiencing marital woes and that his house is about to be confiscated by an officious IRS agent Buck Henry. When it seems that John and Max may finally put aside their childish rivalry, however, sexy new neighbor Ariel Ann-Margret arrives and dates both men, pitting them against each other more fiercely than ever before. Despite their mutual loathing, the death of a friend, John's problems, and a budding romance between Max's son Jacob Kevin Pollak and Melanie may force the two old friends to reconcile.
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All Movie Guide - Karl Williams
A pair of veteran movie stars inhabits their roles with well-worn comfort in this lowbrow but good-natured comedy. The thought of venerable thespians such as Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau inhabiting a sex-obsessed, toilet-humored gross-out comedy should be enough to make film buffs quake with fevered angst, but richly thought out characters and rapid-fire gags add up to an entertaining if often slight experience. When either of the stars or supporting player Burgess Meredith is center stage, it's easy to forget how thin and obnoxious this material really is; the proceedings just feel delightfully naughty. When other cast members such as Daryl Hannah or Kevin Pollak briefly take over, the energy and interest take a kamikaze-style nosedive. Fortunately, there's nary a moment when Lemmon and Matthau aren't visible, so that even through the boring subplots and the thick, sticky coat of sitcom shellack applied by director Donald Petrie, the stars keep shining through. Grumpy Old Men is certainly no award winner, but it's a solid hit guaranteed to generate a few guilty-pleasure moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2009
  • UPC: 883929062843
  • Original Release: 1993
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: Blu-ray

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon John Gustafson
Walter Matthau Max Goldman
Ann-Margret Ariel Truax
Burgess Meredith Grandpa Gustafson
Daryl Hannah Melanie Gustafson
Kevin Pollak Jacob Coldman
Ossie Davis Chuck
Buck Henry Elliott Snyder
Christopher McDonald Mike
Sharon Howard-Field
Steve Cochran Weatherman
Joe Howard Pharmacist
Isabell Monk Nurse
Buffy Sedlachek Punky
John Carroll Lynch Moving Man
Ollie Osterberg Fisherman
Technical Credits
Donald Petrie Director
Peter Albiez Special Effects
Richard C. Berman Producer
Darlene K. Chan Associate Producer
David Chapman Production Designer
John Davis Producer
Russell Fager Musical Direction/Supervision
Clay Griffith Set Decoration/Design
Mark Haack Art Director
Lisa Jensen Costumes/Costume Designer
Johnny E. Jensen Cinematographer
Mark Steven Johnson Screenwriter
Bonnie Koehler Editor
Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
Ernie F. Orsatti Stunts
Rick Sharp Makeup
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Randy Suhr Asst. Director
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unable to deliver

    Canceled the purchase - was promised delivery and Barnes and Noble changed date . Was to be a Christmas present not a New years gift

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I love this movie! makes me look forward to getting old

    no matter how long its been or what this movie always makes me laugh! i got into fishing because of this movie too! i just wanted to be old relax and fish.. but i started eary at 27... ha anyway very good movie part 2 is good also!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Has Lost Some Of Its Magic

    Many people were surprised when this film became such a big hit with audiences and critics. I really, really liked this film when it was released, but 11 1/2 years later, it's lost some of its magic. Jack Lemmon and Waltr Matthau are both great in it but seem bored at certain times. Ann-Margret really carries the film on the her back, as it tends to get very boring when she's not onscreen. Burgess Meredith is wasted in his role, which is a shame since he had some hilarious moments in this film and carried the scenes without Ann-Margret in them. The plot, two old men after a beautiful middle aged widow, is ripe comedy fodder, but often is sidetracked. The supporting cast of Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry is very good, and the main actors are excellent (even though Ann and Burgess hold it in place), but this film hasn't really aged as well you might think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2002

    A great light hearted movie!

    I enjoyed this movie very much. Matthau is great and so is Lemmon! Burgess Meredith is great too. Ann Margret really wraps it all up, she brings the whole thing together! Great casting! A very cute movie to enjoy over and over.

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    Posted December 21, 2010

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