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7.7

The Odd Couple (1968)

The Odd Couple
Running time: 105 min. | Genre: Comedy, Cult film
The Odd Couple

Synopsis

Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day. Felix Ungar has just broken up with his wife. Despondant, he goes to kill himself but is saved by his friend Oscar Madison. With nowhere ele to go, Felix is urged by Oscar to move in with him, at least for a while. The only problem is that Felix is neat, tidy, and neurotic, whereas Oscar is slovenly and casual.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Picture - Comedy or Musical
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon)
NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film (Gene Saks)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

The Odd Couple

Director

Gene Saks

Producer

Paramount Pictures

Running time

105 min.

Screenwriter

Neil Simon

Music

Neal Hefti

Cinematography

Robert B. Hauser

Year

1968

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
7.7

 

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