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18Mar/12

New on Netflix Instant Streaming: Grumpy Old Men


Another installment of New on Netflix Instant Streaming. Click the link to see them all or check out all of our Netflix posts including New on Netflix Instant Streaming, Lists, Reviews and more!

Please note this is not new to Netflix Instant today but merely in the past month or so.

grumpy old men movie cover dvd artGrumpy Old Men (1993)

Director: Donald Petrie (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
Writer: Mark Steven Johnson (Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Jack Frost)
Starring: Jack Lemmon (The Apartment, Glengarry Glen Ross), Walter Matthau (Dennis the Menace, Charade), Ann-Margret (Tommy, Any Given Sunday, The Cincinnati Kid), Burgess Meredith (Rocky I, II, III, V), Daryl Hannah (Blade Runner, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 2, A Walk to Remember), Kevin Pollak (Casino, The Usual Suspects)
Genre: Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Holiday

Why You Should Watch It: Old people in real life scare the shit out of me. Their old, wrinkly, see through hands. Their lack of memory and terrible health. It’s all just too much for me to handle at once. However when it comes to old people talking and moving slowly through my TV screen, I cannot get enough of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in the two Grumpy Old Men movies. In the first movie, Grumpy Old Men, we meet two neighbors and who are seemingly lifelong frenimes (I hate myself) and they are fairly old. After a hot older lady moves in next door they both compete for her love. This results in some cute moments, mean old person pranks, and most importantly some comedy gold. It’s a fun movie to watch and as a bonus it sort of doubles as a Holiday/Christmas movie since it takes place in a very snowy Minnesota. So 8 months from now, don’t watch It’s a Wonderful Life, watch these two films instead.