A film adaptation of a Neil Simon play, which means that it resembles an old, Manhattan-set syndicated sitcom. Gene Saks directing, which means that it looks like neither he nor the cast ever left the theater. The good news is that, as sitcom-style theater goes, THE ODD COUPLE is often
highly amusing, with Lemmon and Matthau ideally cast as prissy neatnik and unmitigated slob. You all know the plot--both men have botched their marriages and try living together without killing each other. With gay domestic partnerships increasingly visible on the American family landscape, this
film gingerly dancing around its own queerness does seem either ahead of its time or rath...