3 stars for the charismatic performances of Maggie Smith and Jane Fonda. In general, there were interesting fragments and witty dialogues that made it enjoyable throughout but the four unrelated stories made the film feel dispersed a great deal. Bill Cosby's part wasn't funny at all and completely unnecessary to the sequence.
very enjoyable slice of theatricals thru a lens - witty one liners are batted back n forth by the hi-end cast who all squeeze the most out of their characters. the only weird thing is the white relationships are all beautifully observed but the two black couples are given nothing more than cliche and slapstick & spend most of the time injuring themselves. deliberate? hmmm
Entertaining Neil Simon adaptation offers some nice smart, funny, and heartfelt moments. Some storylines are more effective than others, but it works in a large part to the excellent cast, with Maggie Smith and Jane Fonda as dramatic standouts, and some solid laughs from the always fun Walter Matthau.