Pete 'n' Tillie
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Based on Peter DeVries' novel Witch's Milk, Pete 'n' Tillie stars Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett in the title roles. Middle-aged when they first meet, eternally joking Pete and repressed "old maid" Tillie don't immediately hit it off. Gradually, their friendship deepens into love and culminates (reluctantly, on Pete's part) in marriage, eleven years of which is explored in this film. Throughout the funny and tragic moments, and despite the many breakups, their love endures. Oscar nominations went to screenwriter Julius J. Epstein and supporting actress… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It gets taken over by a series of soap-style catastrophes."
‑ , Time Out
"The mixture of happiness and grief, laughter and sobs, reality and farce makes this an admirable attempt at great filmmaking."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is the wittiest, warmest and most ingratiating movie to appear in a long time, with a beautifully sustained and muted edge of sadness."
‑ Howard Thompson, New York Times
"Director Ritt keeps the gags coming, but it is the two leads' chemistry that makes the film work."
‑ , Film4
"Character driven story with nice work by Matthau and Burnett."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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