• Mat Daniel

    Watched by Mat Daniel 21 Feb, 2014

    I try not to harp too much on the Oscars, but this may be the worst Oscar-nominated script I've seen. Entirely disjointed, unfunny and uninteresting, with occasional flashes of anything compelling being smothered within seconds. (D+)

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  • savvybulge

    ★★½ Added by savvybulge

    Neil Simmon's Plaza Suite 2.

    Plaza suite featured three episodes--the West Coast version stretches it thinly to four. Tarantino did it better with Four Rooms, no comparison.

    Alda/Fonda: Perfection--both at their best. No comedy though--drama only.
    Caine/Smith: The best episode of the film.
    Pryor/Cosby: Annoying, uncharacteristic, unnecessary slapstick filler.
    Matthau/May: Nothing.

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  • amyrizz

    ★★★ Added by amyrizz

    with the family

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  • Christian R

    ★★★ Watched by Christian R 29 Jul, 2013

    I feel the only good scenes in this film were that of Maggie Smith (who would win her second Oscar for her performance) with Michael Caine, and Cosby and Pryor. Other than that, i found the Fonda/Alda and Mattahu story lines not necessary and a little dull.

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  • Clint Cullum

    ★★ Watched by Clint Cullum 10 Jul, 2013

    A blandly directed and awkwardly edited ensemble comedy which manages to elicit a few genuine laughs thanks to its talented cast.

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  • sly3

    ★★ Watched by sly3 08 Jul, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Patrick Fisackerly

    ★★★½ Watched by Patrick Fisackerly 07 Jul, 2013

    A trifle, but a pretty good one. There's plenty of great Neil Simon dialogue, and several Simon veterans make his words sing. It's all very nice and enjoyable, if not much else.

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  • Julien Faddoul

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Julien Faddoul 08 Jul, 2013

    See it.

    My favourite of all product-of-their-time movies. Obviously, the Caine/Smith scenes are the best.

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  • Jeff Heimbrock

    ★★★ Watched by Jeff Heimbrock 04 Jul, 2013

    THE GIST: Herbert Ross' adaptation of the play by Neil Simon is a laugh-riot double stuffed with an outstanding cast. The play, which is separated by 4 one-acts, is presented here with the vignettes intercutting while never actually intersecting. The film is structured in an odd way, with basically two of the sections taking over the first half and then the latter two filling in the second half. The first half of the film is sublime. One involved Jane Fonda…

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  • Keith Uhlich

    ★★½ Watched by Keith Uhlich 04 Jul, 2013

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Elliott F

    ★★★ Watched by Elliott F 08 Mar, 2013

    To say it's well-made would be a lie, but Maggie Smith is hysterically funny in her scene-stealing, Oscar-winning performance, so for that reason alone, it's worth it.

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  • Stephen Rigg

    ★★ Watched by Stephen Rigg 24 Mar, 2013

    Maggie Smith was exceptional, nice to see Richard Pryor as always, however the film was a little confused in what it was.

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