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Grumpier Old Men (1995)



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Once again crusty Matthau and sly Lemmon bring forth their craftiest dirty tricks and sharpest barbs in this alternately poignant and hilarious sequel set six months after the wedding between Gustafson (Lemmon) and the luscious Ariel (Ann-Margret). As the story begins, the two pensioners have become grudging pals, content to suspend their constant practical jokes as their children prepare to marry each other. They still enjoy taunting each other at their favorite fishing lake. The fireworks really begin when they learn that the gorgeous and plucky Maria Ragetti (Sophia Loren) and her Italian mother have bought their beloved bait shop and plan to turn it into an Italian restaurant. The two devious fellows, hating the idea that anything should change in Wabasha, Minnesota, team up to keep that restaurant from opening, but Maria is having none of that nonsense and stands her ground. In the face of such feistiness, it is small wonder that Goldman finds himself falling in love, but will he succeed in subduing the equally stubborn Maria? Will he and Gustafson manage to maintain their tentative détente?

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Jack Lemmon
as John Gustafson
Walter Matthau
as Max Goldman
as Ariel Gustafson
Sophia Loren
as Maria Ragetti
Daryl Hannah
as Melanie Gustafson
Kevin Pollak
as Jacob Goldman
Wayne A. Evenson
as Handsome Hans
Burgess Meredith
as Grandpa Gustafson
Ann Morgan Guilbert
as Francesca Ragetti
Katie Sagona
as Allie Gustafson
Max Wright
as Health Inspector
Wayne A. Everson
as Handsome Hans
Alison Levine
as Dog Pound Assistant
Marcus Klemp
as Assistant Manager Eddie
Adam Ward
as Skeleton
Ryan Waldoch
as Power Ranger No. 1
James Cada
as Husband Shopper
Jaclyn Ross
as Wife Shopper
Jeffrey L. Smith
as The Frugal Gourmet
Warren Schueneman
as Old Man No. 1
Jack Mitsch
as Old Man No. 2
Sterling Robson
as Old Man No. 3
Michelle Johnston
as Chicken Polka Girl
Denny Schusted
as Limo Driver
Wallace Olson
as Polka Musician
Carl Johnson
as Polka Musician
Eugene Karels
as Polka Musician
Lawrence Grivna
as Polka Musician
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Critic Reviews for Grumpier Old Men

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

This is, of course, a big-screen sitcom, and in fact I would love to see this material transplanted to the TV screen, where it belongs.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A wheezier replay of the 1993 hit geezer romp Grumpy Old Men.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

Insults and sexual innuendo dominate routine comedy sequel.

May 20, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Moderately successful sequel. Lemmon and Matthau always a great team to watch.

March 25, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Not as good as the first, but it's seldom less than amusing.

March 4, 2006 | Rating: 7/10

Nowhere near as funny as the first film. Just a stale, tired rehash.

August 2, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Grumpier Old Men


A good sequel to a great classic! Once again Walter Matthau has the best one-liners!

Shawn Ewing
Shawn Ewing

Super Reviewer


"Grumpy Old Men" has been one of my favorite comedy movies since I first saw it when it came out. Therefore, I couldn't wait to see "Grumpier Old Men," the sequel. It's pretty much just like the first one except with more laughs and some new faces. In this one, Max (Walter Matthau) has a son (Kevin Pollak) and John (Jack Lemmon) has a daughter (Daryl Hannah). Max's son and John's daughter are supposed to be getting married soon. Ann Margaret returns in this one and another new person is Sophia Loren along with her Italian mom. Best of all, Grandpa Gustafson returns with his hilarious one-liners in this sequel. "Grumpier Old Men" is even funnier than the first movie was, and the new people fit in with the original cast perfectly. Everybody does a great job of acting. There's a lot of parts in the movie that are unforgettable once you see them such as when Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon temporarily turn their backs on one another and start playing hilarious pranks on each other, and the fight with the huge catfish. To top it all off, after the movie is over, it shows a lot of outtakes from the film, mainly with Grandpa Gustafson and they're just as hilarious as the movie itself was. If you liked the first movie or if you like comedy movies where the laughs never stop, I recommend getting "Grumpier Old Men." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Awesome sequel...can't beat Lemmon and Matthau as a duo...R.I.P.

Jason Owens
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

The laughs and the story aren't QUITE as strong this time around, but it's still quite a funny and entertaining film.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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