The Out-of-Towners
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Ohio businessman Jack Lemmon is offered a golden job opportunity; all he has to do is relocate himself and wife Sandy Dennis to New York City. What follows has led some critics to complain that playwright Neil Simon has written a "hate letter" to Manhattan. Within a 36 hour period, the couple (a) loses their airplane luggage; (b) are forced to travel from Boston to New York in a greasy old train; ( c ) can't get any sort of service because virtually everyone in Fun City is on strike; (d) are mugged twice, once while they're asleep; (e) are reduced to sleeping on Central Park… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Because Simon is dealing with a place -- and a commonplace -- rather than people, it is only too easy to see the jokes coming long before they arrive."
‑ Molly Haskell, Village Voice
"Even with the normally loveable Jack Lemmon as its star and a script from Neil Simon, it's a dreary bore."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film."
‑ Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Exasperating--should be called 'Down-n-Outers.'"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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