Out to Sea

 (1,429)6.11 h 46 min1997X-RayPG-13
Two grumpy old men find themselves on a cruise ship, where they pose as dance instructors to search for wealthy older ladies - but then love takes over! With Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Donald O'Connor.
Martha Coolidge
Jack LemmonWalter MatthauDyan Cannon
English [CC]
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Gloria DehavenBrent SpinerElaine StritchHal LindenDonald O'connorEdward MulhareRue McClanahan
John DavisDavid T. Friendly
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TravReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brings back memories
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I love this movie. It was one of the last movies I watch with my grandfather before he passed so it means a lot to me. John and Walter are so funny and tobyhis day over 20 years later I still mKe quotes and references to the movie when I talking to people but they don’t get it since they have not seen the movie.

“ a good fart will give you a concussion in here “
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krazibayaReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2018
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Anthony HargisReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2017
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A great comedy team!
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Jack and Walter are always a great team. I originally saw this movie many years ago and wanted to see it again. Alas, no one seemed to ever air it, so I bought it. I'm not disappointed. It's easily a movie I will return to every year, if not more often.
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N. A. FanReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2020
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Great Movie!
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Great movie, funny, romantic. I think it was Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau last movie together. May be considered a continuation of Grumpy old Men but with different characters. I wouldn't order it from OxfordshireEngland tho. It is formatted differently than those from USA. I was able to play it on my computer but had to change "regions" for the dvd player.
D. K. JohnsonReviewed in the United States on October 26, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
It's not the Love Boat!
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This is a great movie. It's always good seeing Jack Lemmon as Herb Sullivan and Walter Matthau as Charlie Gordon together and this one is full of laughs. Jack portrays a widower and his unique self depreciating style makes him very believable. Walter, just like his "Oscar Madison" character, is always conniving, trying to make money. It really is almost a spin-off of the "Odd Couple" as to how they both interact. Instead of the "Pigeon Sisters" this time we have Gloria DeHaven who was a perfect choice for Herb's romantic interest. Dyan Cannon looks like she's having a blast as she's torn between Charlie or Edward Mulhare as Cullen Carswell.

The music is great. "Commander Data", Brent Spiner, is a good choice for the "cruise die-wreck-tor, his pronunciation. Rue McClanahan plays the very concerned for the passengers owner of the ship.

There is a lot of good dancing too! Donald O'Connor and Elaine Stritch really tear up the ballroom floor. Hal Linden and Donald O'Connor also make a great team and always have some not so kind words to say about Gil.

Enjoy the show.
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Jon GreenbaumReviewed in the United States on March 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
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We were doing our own Walter Matthau film festival and thought we should include this. Lemon and Matthau have their usual chemistry and charm but even they can't save this. Hackneyed sitcom writing, uninspired color by numbers/made for TV cinematography and clumsy direction. Curious to hear from others whether they rate this as Matthau and Lemon's worst collaboration.
David E. BaldwinReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Anchors Aweigh With Lemmon and Matthau
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On the surface this is nothing more than an extended episode of "Love Boat". Its the presence of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau that gives the film gravitas. These guys have an indelible comic chemistry that is transcendant. They could read the phonebook and make it amusing. "Out to Sea" is a breezy film that defies criticism. The boys are abetted by old pros like Gloria DeHaven, Donald O'Connor, Hal Linden, and Elaine Stritch as well as Brent Spiner whose snarky cruise director is light years away from his emotionless Data. Dyan Cannon is absolutely age defying or possibly she bribed the film's make-up artist. Perfect onboard or inflight viewing. Just save me a place at the buffet table. And will somebody please release "Buddy,Buddy" domestically. This is Lemmon and Matthau's last collaboration with Billy Wilder and it's only available on Region 2.
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3kids@homeReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2005
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Out to Sea
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This movie will crack you up. Walter M. and Jack L. are two peas in a pod in this one. First of all, Walter tricks Jack into a cruise telling him they won the trip, but in reality, he took a job as a cruise ship dancer to get a cheap rate on the cruise! Finding this out, Jack has to entertain old ladies and women that are alone on the cruise line. All while trying to overcome the loss of his wife, Jack decides to try out the dance thing. Little did he know, Walter is "cruising chicks", and has his eye on Diane Cannon, who thinks Walter M. is a rich guy. The scams and jokes played on this movie will make you laugh. This is a funny movie, but does have some bad language, so I wouldn't recommend this for kids under 13. I must say, for old guys they sure can crack up the younger generation. I can still see Jack Lemmon dancing cheek to cheek, while showing Walter how to slow dance and getting caught by their other fellow dancers while dancing in their state room. It was funny. Watch it, you're worth a good laugh.
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