“He’s gone fishing. Just him, and an Indian guide, and a canoe. No phone, no nothin’. Uh, just between us, it’s not really fishing, because that Indian guide is really a girl. She’ isn’t even Indian. She’s from New Jersey.” – Plunkett
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Nov 2013)
Brief Synopsis – A reporter about to quit and get married lands the story of a lifetime and has to figure out whats important in life.
My Take on it – Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were always a great comedic team. This movie once again proves that this is a winning combination.
This movie is based on a farcical play from the late 1920’s and some of the dialogue is purely genius.
My favorite scenes were the ones when they had a group of reporters each reporting a similar event in different ways.
The plot here isn’t so important since it’s the dialogue that shines here, but the story was created in such a way that a few of the early scenes really pay off towards the end in ways that you wouldn’t expect.
Bottom Line – Another great comedic pairing of Lemmon and Matthau. Has some great lines and situations. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy