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A slow, dry comedy in the vein of Hal Ashby or some early Woody Allen. Matthau's delivery is impeccable, the supporting cast is strong, and Elaine May serves competently as writer, director, and co-star.
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This movie ranks #90 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time
This movie ranks #200 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #249 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
This movie ranks #279 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #603 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #616 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #823 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry