Saturday, August 20, 2016

Luv (1967)

Columbia Pictures
Directed by Clive Donner
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
(DVD, Mill Creek)

A despondent Jack Lemmon is saved from jumping off a bridge by old college pal Peter Falk. Unhappily married and in love with a much younger woman, Falk sees an opportunity to get out of his marriage by introducing his wife to Lemmon. Despite Lemmon's eccentric behavior and disconnection from reality, they hit it off. The divorce goes through and the two new couples are soon married. However, it isn't long before reality sets in and they realize it was all a mistake. The former husband and wife must somehow convince the increasingly unstable Lemmon to a divorce so they can get back together. Black comedy of the finest variety with Lemmon totally unhinged. Underrated.

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