Buddy Buddy (1981)

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During a high profile Mafia testimony case in California's Riverside County, a hired killer checks-in a hotel room near the courthouse while his next door depressed neighbor wants to commit suicide due to marital problems.


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  • Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in Buddy Buddy (1981)
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  • Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in Buddy Buddy (1981)
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19 December 2019 | view_and_review
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| Odd Couple 2.0
Jack Lemmon has a penchant for playing the suicidal guy after a bad break up. He did that in The Odd Couple as Felix Ungar and he's at it again here in Buddy Buddy.

Walter Matthau, on the other hand, is not a slob in this film, he's quite the opposite. Matthau plays Trabucco, an all business, very skilled hitman working for the mob. He's targeting his last hit from a hotel room across the street from the courthouse when his work is interrupted by the suicidal and neurotic Victor Clooney (Lemmon).

Buddy Buddy provided a few chuckles, mostly from Matthau. Lemmon is more of a ham but I'm not a big fan of the Abbott and Costello type comedy. You probably know the type:

"Why are my pants down?"

"For your shot."

"What shot?"

"The one the doctor gave you."

"What doctor?" and so on.

So, the laughs were light, but it was a delightful movie anyway.

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