The Sunshine Boys


The Sunshine Boys Review

A highly regarded yet infinitely rambling Neil Simon comedy, The Sunshine Boys is notable mainly because of the Oscar-winning appearance of an 80-year-old George Burns, who returned to the screen after more than 30 years in retirement. The movie itself is a bit lackluster (clever dialogue, but it really goes on and on and on...), with two aging ex-Vaudevillians (Burns and Walter Matthau) in a duel of tongues after Matthau's nephew/agent has hauled them out of retirement to make a quick buck. Life imitates art, no? Burns would become a bigger star than ever in later years, as the Oh God series made him, well, a diety.

Sunshine day.

The Sunshine Boys

Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 30th January 1976

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: as Al Lewis, as Willie Clark, as Scott Grogan, as Ricky Gregg, as Nancy Clark