One of the best films ever made from a Neil Simon play, an engaging homage to the tradition of vaudeville in which the two halves of a once-famous double act (they now hate each other) re-team for a TV special.
The film opens in the 1970s with Matthau as a semi-retired comic scraping by doing commercials that his agent/nephew Benjamin has secured for him. He's auditioning for a silly potato chip TV spot for advertising director Hesseman when he blows his lines and decides that this isn't show business
and he no longer wants to be a part of it. A nostalgic TV special is coming up, and Benjamin books Matthau on it, hoping that he will put aside his rancor toward h...