Roommates
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In the film Happy New Year (1987), actor Peter Falk donned old-age makeup to play a senior citizen. Eight years later, he did it again, twice, in the TV movie remake of The Sunshine Boys (1995) and this film, a comedy-drama. Falk stars as Rocky Holzcek, a cantankerous 76-year-old Polish-American baker who insists, despite relatives' protests, upon adopting his young grandson Michael when the boy's parents pass away. Twenty years later, Michael (D.B. Sweeney) is a medical student who's forced to take in his still-spry grandfather when the old man is evicted from his apartment… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

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"A pretty forgotten little movie that has some poignant moments."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Falk is good, but this is ultimately an exercise in shameless manipulation."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Wonderful film that salutes the vitsal connections between grandparents and grandchildren."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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