Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on December 22, 1975 · Page 31
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 31

Phoenix, Arizona
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Monday, December 22, 1975
Page 31
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ALL EDITIONS Monday, Dec. 22, 1975 The Arizona Republic C-7 Bitter-sweet 'Sunshine' "The Sunshine Boys": (PG), with Walter Mat-than, George Burns and Richard Benjamin, direct-tj ed by Herbert Ross, at the Thomas Mall theater. By MIKE PETRYN1 Midway through "The Sunshine Boys," a doddering George Burns sits in a dark, somber hospital hallway and says of Walter Matthau: "He yells at me on stage and the man gets a million laughs. He yells at me offstage and the man gets a heart attack." ; . It's not a very funny moment. But then,' it's not meant to be because screenwriter Neil Simon, working from his own play, would rather this comedy be carried by character instead st humor. If "The Sunshine Boys" are Oscar and Felix grown older, then something has happened to them, something too touching for their middle-aged battles of fastidiousness versus sloppiness maybe' aging and the vulnerability it adds to all of us makes bickering finally irrelevant. THE STORY CENTERS on two old vaudevillians (Matthau and Burns) who worked together for 47 years, by Burns' count doing the same act 11,000 times ("11,001 does not get me excited," he says). They, for obvious reasons, can't stand each other. Then they are lured by Matthau's nephew, played to the peptic ulcer hilt by Richard Benjamin, into performing one more time for television. You would expect that to go into "The Odd Couple" revisited but Simon has different intentions. There is a falseness in his one-line jabs that is intentional. When Matthau and Burns are mutually insulting, their timing is just a little off. It becomes very obvious by the end these are two old men who are tired of tirade. The jokes are still there and it is a delight to watch Matthau playing off of and against Burns (itis the performance of Matthau's life while as critic. Andrew Sarris has noted all Burns has to do is keep breathing). ..; But "The Sunshine Boys" is better than just that combination because the handling of individual scenes by Simon and director Herbert Ross (who controlled Woody Allen in "Play It Again, Sam") is finest of any movie based on Simon's work. For instance, when the two men attempt to do their act they end up blaming each other for wrecking it, pleading to the television director who could care less since all he wants to do is get it done two old men pleading, blaming and calling for justification not so much for their act as for their lives while the young can't even understand what is wrong. That kind of feeling for his characters has been what Simon has needed. 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