Every joke looms large on the horizon. Every wisecrack is delivered in super-slow motion: Director Martha Coolidge has fashioned the cinematic equivalent of a hearing aid. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon reprise the kind of roles they've been doomed to repeat ever since
GRUMPY OLD MEN revitalized that vintage ODD COUPLE chemistry and made them box-office contenders. Matthau stars as Charlie, a slouchy, lovable track hound who always bets the long shots and consequently owes his bookie $3,000. Lemmon is Herb, Charlie's nattily dressed, widowed brother-in-law: He
lets the temporarily broke but ever crafty Charlie talk him into skipping town aboard a luxury cruise ship...