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Parents' Guide to

The Odd Couple

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Classic buddy comedy finds hilarity in its mature themes.

Movie G 1968 106 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+


My kiddos thought it was somewhat boring but there’s nothing inappropriate.
age 18+


the best

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

The dialogue is witty; the characters are wonderfully stereotypical; and comic timing is everything in this movie. But the extraordinary performances top all else, even making what might seem to be a slightly dated premise and execution feel fresh and entertaining. Jack Lemmon's attempts to clear his sinuses in a busy restaurant may be one of the funniest sequences in film history. And together, the two exhibit a genuinely natural comic rhythm that went on to find them in many other iconic performances as a team. Based on Neil Simon's Broadway play (which has had enduring success over the years with both male and female actors in the central roles),The Odd Couple became a beloved television sitcom. The Odd Couple II, with Lemmon and Matthau reprising their original roles, was released in 1998.

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