Out to Sea (1997)

OUT TO SEA is a harmless reworking of GRUMPY/GRUMPIER OLD MEN, with 
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau masquerading as dance hosts on a
Caribbean cruise ship.  In a clime considerably warmer than northern
Minnesota, they bicker less, romance more, and spend the rest of the
movie trying to avoid the cruise dictator (Brent Spiner, of STAR
TREK), a big-band singer who proclaims himself "their worst night-
mare, a song-and-dance man raised on a military base." Though the
LOL moments are few and far-between, the cheery cast and sunny
locales are all exceptionally easy on the eyes.  As is the sight of
sixty-year old Dyan Cannon's washboard abs.  Lemmon and Matthau can
sleepwalk through their schtick, so they're fine.  And Spiner really
can sing.  Be forewarned:  there *is* a finale involving a pontoon
plane.  This time, though, nothing explodes afterward.  Be sure to
stay for the outtakes, which appear late over the closing credits.
(Rated "PG-13"/106 min.)

Grade: C

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: July 6, 1997

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