I'm Not Rappaport
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I'm Not Rappaport
In this screen adaptation of the award-winning play by Herb Gardner (who also directed the film), Nat Moyer (Walter Matthau) and Midge Carter (Ossie Davis) are two elderly men who sit on the same park bench each afternoon and have developed a relationship based on playful verbal sparring. Nat is an eccentric Jewish leftist who uses a dizzying variety of voices and assumed personalities to get his way, while Midge is the African-American superintendent of an apartment building who is afraid that he's going to be put out to pasture, as he's about to turn 80. Nat tries to encourage Midge… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is good stuff. Unfortunately, director Herb Gardner is a little too fond of writer Herb Gardner's script, which just keeps going and going and going -- until even two old pros such as Walter and Ossie have worn out their welcome."
‑ Andy Seiler, USA Today
"The fire in Nat's belly and his zeal for justice make him an unforgettable character."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A stable of solid performances, led by leads Walter Matthau and Ossie Davis, are all there is to recommend."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The stuff of Hollywood? I don't think so."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"NOT A COMEDY. So depressing."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"The beauty of the language does come through, but the net effect of the movie is to make the viewers wish they had gone to the play instead."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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