Yes, it's a deeply formulaic buddy movie predicated on geezer charm. But the surprise of this comedy about two former Chief Executives forced to get along and get in touch with the real
America is how sharply written it is -- almost sharply enough to
overcome the crude direction that grotesquely overemphasizes the picture's inevitable sentimental interludes. Democratic fanny-pincher Matt Douglas (James Garner) and Republican penny-pincher Russell Kramer (Jack Lemmon) have spent their long political careers loathing one another. Now they're
both out of office and pining for the glory days. In between attending state funerals, Douglas is quietly writing his me...