My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

The Out-Of-Towners

out of towners - cinema one sheet movie poster (1).jpgBB.5

(out of 5)

Remarkably unremarkable comedy that should have been better considering the talent involved; on the other hand, Neil Simon’s original script didn’t exactly turn heads when it was first filmed in 1969, so why on earth would doing it again make it any better?   and  ably fill in for Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis as a midwestern couple who come to New York City on business only to find themselves nearly torn apart by the Big Apple: they get rerouted to Boston, upon arrival in Manhattan they get mugged, they can’t get a hotel room, they can’t get food, they get arrested, and all before Martin has to give a good enough interview to get a job at an advertising firm. Timing from these two is dead-on, but the rest of the proceedings are pretty lackluster and only just above adequate.

Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, Robert Evans Company, The Cort/Madden Company

USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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